In Memory

Georgia Mayes (Ryan)

Georgia L. Ryan of Casa Grande, Ariz. 76 formerly of Dixon and Peru, IL, died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at her home.  She was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Dixon, the daugher of William Herbert and Georgia (Pruett) Mayes.  She had worked at Dixon Home Phone Co. and KSB Hospital, and had been a dog groomer for many years. She also did volunterr work with talking books at Sun West.  Georgia was the frist woman elected to the Peru City Council.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society.  She married Michael Ryan in November 1969, in Dixon. She is survivied by her husband, one daugher, Cindy (Dale) Beeman of Dixon, two stepsons, Phil (Janelle) Ryan and Sean (Char) Ryan; six grandchildren, Lance (Barb) Larson, Laura (Jay) Larsen, Frank Ryan, Taryn Ryan, Jacob  Ryan and Juillian Ryan; four great-grandchildren, Ean and Alivia Spencer and Hailey and Breanna Larson, one brother, William Mayes of Dixon and three sisters, Margaret Rau and Dorothy (Lester) Hill, both of Dixon, and Phyllis (Andy) Anderson of Paxton.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Virginia Suits, Lucille Grove, Shirley Fane, and Lois Reigle and brothers, David and George Mayes.  Burial of cremains will be at Oakwood Cemeter in Dixon.