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Linda Kay Ryan, 72, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at Community Hospital of Anderson following a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 5, 1946, to James and Myrtle Goodpaster, and has lived in the Alexandria area for most of her lifetime. She attended Anderson High School.
Kay retired from Red Gold in Elwood in 2012 after 12 years of employment. For many years, she did home nursing care for several Alexandria families. She enjoyed attending garage sales and mushroom hunting. The time spent with her grandchildren and sitting on her front porch was most precious to her.
She is survived by her sons, Ted (Jan) Goodpaster and Kevin (Brenda) Ryan, all of Alexandria; daughter, Amber (Mark) Durbin of Alexandria; grandchildren, Kyle Goodpaster, Britany Goodpaster, Sarah Ryan, Alyssa Ryan, Kera Hughes, and Kris Walker; great-granddaughter, Savana Dalton; brothers, Leroy (Michelle) Goodpaster of Pensacola, Florida, Calvin (Marilyn) Goodpaster of North Vernon, and Donnie Goodpaster of Eustis, Florida; sister, Beverly Francis of Hope; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold "Mousey" Ryan; brothers, David Goodpaster, Jim Goodpaster, and Virgil Max Goodpaster; and sisters, Allyene Richards, Martha Thomas and Connie Taulman.
Kay has requested private family services followed by cremation. Interment of cremains will take place in Forrestville Cemetery in Boone Township.
Noffze Funeral Home is honored to care for Kay and her family.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 13 N. Council St., Muncie, IN 47305.
Published on February 20, 2018
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