In Loving Memory
August 9, 1924 – August 25, 2015
Sibyl Callaway Ryan, age 91, passed away at her daughter’s home in Fairhope, AL on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on August 9, 1924, in Little Lagoon Community, near what is now Gulf Shores, where she lived for over 80 years. Sibyl was preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. Ryan; infant son, Steven Wesley Ryan; parents, Joe and Mabel Steiner Callaway; sisters, Eleanor (Karl) Stockes, Pete (Lawrence) Dukes; brother, Bunny (Midge) Callaway; granddaughter, Ronda Riebe; and son-in-law, Ernie Kelly.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Kelly of Fairhope; son, Alan (Veronica) Ryan of Slaughter, LA; also a daughter, Gwen (Robert) Riebe of Gulf Shores; eight grandchildren, four special, Robin Carlisle of Gulf Shores, Dale Kelly (Sheila Dodson) and Steven (Mamie) Ryan of Robertsdale, and Daniel Ryan of Slaughter, LA; ten great-grandchildren, three special, Wesley Kelly of Fairhope, Carole Carlisle (Shane Gibson), and Emily Carlisle (Trey Hendrix) of Gulf Shores; one godson, Albert (Deidre) Cowart of Elberta, and special niece, Lil Bemis of Gulf Shores, who was so thoughtful with all her cards and concern during Mom’s illness. Many other nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Graveside services and interment were held at 3:00pm on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Wallace Cemetery in Gulf Shores with Rev. Shawn Mizelle officiating. Pallbearers were Steven Ryan, Daniel Ryan, Wesley Kelly, Shane Gibson, Trey Hendrix, Terry Carlisle, Glenn Campbell and Al Cowart. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Shawn, Tonia, Faye and Betty of Mercy Hospice, and Tara of Oxford Health who all helped so much with Mom during her illness. In lieu of flowers, please give donations to Fairhope Volunteer Fire Dept., Mercy Hospice of Fairhope, AL or to any animal rescue of your choice. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.