August 27, 1933 - October 23, 2020
Carolyn Jane (Ritz) Ryno, age 87, daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Clara Agnes (Fulk) Ritz, was born on August 27, 1933, in Licking, MO. She passed away October 23, 2020 at her home in Waynesville, MO. On August 23, 1952, Carolyn was united in marriage to Howard Samuel Ryno, and to this union 3 children were born: Terry, Dennis, and Pamela. After meeting the love of her life at a local skating rink in 1951, she and Howard began a family legacy which would span many different generations. Carolyn and Howard celebrated 65 years of marriage and love together, a role model for us all. Howard built the family home in Palace, Mo, where he and Carolyn resided and raised their children for most of their married life. In February 2018, Carolyn lost the love of her life, and relocated to Waynesville, MO. in October 2018 to be near her family. Carolyn grew up in the Licking community and graduated from Licking High School. Carolyn attended church throughout her life, while her health allowed, and accepted Christ as her savior at a young age of life. Carolyn loved attending the Roby Assembly of God church and loved the brush arbor meetings and revivals there. She later attended the Pentecostal Holiness church in Licking, Mo where she would take her mother on Sundays. Carolyn was a homemaker, taking care of her children and making sure the house was comfortable and welcoming not only for her family but for many others who came to visit. During her years as a homemaker, Carolyn decorated many beautiful wedding and holiday cakes for people and was a babysitter for several children who she loved like her own. Carolyn was a hard worker, never complaining and never doing anything half-way. She loved to bake and made homemade rolls and desserts, nd loved to sew and make gifts for her family. After Howard retired in 1979, Carolyn helped open Howard’s House in Licking, MO where she and Howard owned and operated the store for 20 years. During her time at this store, Carolyn formed many relationships with friends whom she loved and cherished. Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband, Howard, her parents, Ben and Clara (Fulk) Ritz, as well as her brother, Walter Ritz. Carolyn is survived by her two sons, Terry Ryno and wife Patricia of Wakeman, Ohio, and Dennis Ryno of Waynesville, MO, and a daughter Pamela Hutsell of Waynesville, MO. Carolyn loved her family, enjoying reunions and outings, trips to shop and going out to dinner. Carolyn is survived by her beloved grandchildren, to whom she was a hero, a protector, and a role model for each one. She is survived by her grandson, Tony Ryno and wife Lisa of Wakeman, OH, Jonathan Hutsell of Waynesville, MO, her granddaughters, Ashley (Hutsell) Wildrick and husband Mark of Sumter AFB, SC, Heather (Hutsell) Powery and husband Eric of Waynesville, MO, and Melissa Davenport of Republic, MO. Carolyn’s heart was full, always there, always loving her grandchildren. Carolyn was proud of each one, cheering them on and always there for a hug and reassurance. Carolyn loved her grandchildren’s choice of spouses, loving Lisa, Mark, and Eric as her own. Carolyn is survived by her great-grandsons, Dakota and Christian Davenport of Republic, MO, and 6 little loves of her life; Malachi, Makaio, and Mila Powery of Waynesville, MO, Sophia and Avrum Wildrick of Sumter AFB, SC, and Cora June Ryno of Wakeman, OH. In February of 2021, Carolyn was to welcome another great-granddaughter, who she already loved. Carolyn is survived by her dear sister, Freida Adey, of Licking, MO. Carolyn loved her sister and cherished her every day of her life. Carolyn is survived by nieces and nephews and by numerous other family members and friends made throughout the years. She was happy for times that some of her nieces and nephews would come spend time in the summer with her. During the later years of her failing health, Carolyn was thankful for many precious angels who came in to help us with her care. Carolyn loved traveling with Howard, and often included other family members on their trips to many states, with a particular love for Arizona and the Indian reservations, and Colorado where she loved the mountains. She loved going to Silver Dollar City and visiting with her family. Carolyn was cherished by her family and cherished others. She loved helping others and would give her last dollar to someone in need. Carolyn was joyful and smiles, a patient and a calming presence to her family. She loved being NaNa to her little ones; they were the love of her life. Carolyn never lost her sense of humor, even when her health was failing. Carolyn suffered with Parkinson’s disease for many years, but never complained and continued to help others as long as her health allowed. Carolyn brought laughter and smiles to her family even at the hardest of times. Carolyn is now standing straight and tall, healthy and happy next to her loved ones in Heaven, and is now rejoicing with the angels. She will forever be present in her family’s hearts, present in the love that she instilled upon each one, she will always be loved, and our hero. Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven; a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” Please remember “So many things change, but never these two—The way you love Mom and the way she loves you” Our superhero, our precious mom, go rest high on that mountain, fly high with the angels, hug our dad and hug the rainbows, and as you always said to us “don’t let the bedbugs bite” “See you later alligator, after while crocodile” and “be careful” and until we once again can hold your hand and hug your neck, know that your life here on earth was not in vain. Your love will live on in our hearts, and your legacy will always remain forever in everything that we do. Someday we will see you again, somewhere over the rainbow, way up high! Funeral services were held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2020 in the Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville / St. Robert. Burial followed in the Palace Union Church Cemetery of Evening Shade, MO. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Carolyn Ryno and may be left at Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville / St. Robert.
Carolyn Jane (Ritz) Ryno, age 87, daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Clara Agnes (Fulk) Ritz, was born on August 27, 1933, in Licking, MO. She passed away October 23, 2020 at her home in Waynesville, MO. On August 23, 1952, Carolyn was united... View Obituary & Service Information
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