Lou Ryan, 53, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away April 18, 2011 at North Kansas City Hospital.
She was born on July 5, 1957 in Greencastle, Indiana. Lou was a 1975 graduate of South Putman High School. She graduated in 2005 from Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, Mo., with a BS in nursing.
She was employed by the North Kansas City Hospital, where she was a registered nurse.
She is survived by husband Charles Ryan of Excelsior Springs; a daughter, Kimberly McCord (Jason) of Gladstone, Mo.; stepsons Charles Ryan Jr., Chris Ryan, Jeff Ryan and Jason Ryan; granddaughter, Kelsey McCord; two sisters, Carol Newlin of Bethesda, Md. and Barbara Parker of Richardson, Texas; and one brother, William Plessinger of Thornville, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jay and Dorothy Land Plessinger; a brother, Harold Plessinger; and a sister, Jill Plessinger.
Funeral arrangements were handled by McGilley-Antioch Chapel, Kansas City, with burial in Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mcgilleyantiochchapel.com.