James Edward Ryan was born October 27, 1937 in Warrensburg, Missouri to James and Eldora Ryan. He passed away September 8, 2010 at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola, Missouri.
James moved to West Virginia at an early age with his grandparents. He served his country in the 1950ís in the Air Force. James spent many years in law enforcement.
On December 18, 1979 James was united in marriage to Mae Irene Crowder. They spent their early married life in Arkansas and Oklahoma, returning to Missouri in 1996.
James was an avid reader of the Bible. He loved electronics and repairing various radios and televisions.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mickey Jean, two stepsons, David and Bobby Bailey and a daughter in-law, Pat Bailey. James is survived by his wife, Mae, of the home, two stepsons, Archie Bailey and Willie Bailey and two stepdaughters, Bonnie Mittlestadht and husband, Mickey and Mary Engeman and husband, David, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.