Margaret Fullam Ryon, 87, a longtime resident of Chattanooga died on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
She was born on June 11, 1925, to the late Francis and Annie Fullam. She lived most of her life in Chattanooga and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio with her family when she was a senior in high school and graduated from Withrow High School. She attended the University of Cincinnati.
After she married and returned to Chattanooga, she worked as a dental assistant with Dr. Charles B. Felts, Sr. Margaret retired from Walter E. Boehm Birth Defect Center in 1988 where she worked side by side with Dr. Boehm, Sr. as he established the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defect Center.
Margaret was a member of Concord Baptist Church for over 60 years. During her years of active church membership she was a soloist and a member of the Ladies Trio and served on various committees. She served on the following board of directors at Contact of Chattanooga and the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defect Center. She loved her family and home and she enjoyed playing the piano, singing and working in her flower gardens.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond (Stubby) Fullam and Francis L. (Sonny) Fullam.
She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Edward Lindsay Ryon, Sr. of Chattanooga; daughter, Janice Ryon Lane (Bill) of Chattanooga ; son, Edward Lindsay Ryon, Jr. (Kaye) of Chattanooga; two sisters, Carolyn Fullam Trotta of Cincinnati, and Barbara Fullam Rechel (Don) of Cincinnait; sisters-in-law, Delma Fullam of Cincinnati, and Barbara Fullam of Cincinnati; four grandchildren, Geoffrey Ryon Lane (Abbi), Rebecca Lane Swingle (Vince), Melody Ryon Gentry (Paul) and Janna Leigh Ryon; three great-grandchildren; cousin, Ron Fullam and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the East Brainerd Chapel with Dr. David King and Reverend Bob Secrest officiating. Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Jim Rechel, David Rechel, Tom Rechel, Michael Trotta, Brian Trotta, and Ryon Lane.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 12, from 5-8 p.m. at the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416, The Mission Fund at Concord Baptist Church, 7025 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421, Tennessee Baptist Childrens Home, 6623 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421, or to Contact of Chattanooga, 6221 Vance Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.
Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Brainerd Chapel, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.