Elizabeth Showman Ryman

Elizabeth Showman Ryman, 89 of Mt. Jackson, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Timberview Crossing Adult Home in Timberville.

Mrs. Ryman was born May 6, 1923 in Harmony, Virginia, daughter of the late John Lester and Jocelia Sheetz Showman.

She was a member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ at Timberville.

She was married January 25, 1942 to Lewis F. Ryman who predeceased her May 5, 2010.

She is survived by two daughters Sylvia R. Waters of Floyd and Barbara Ryman of Farmville; a son, Cecil Ryman and his wife, Wilma of Timberville; a brother, John Lester Showman, Jr. of Arlington; five grandchildren, Lori W. Summers, Melissa W. Spence, Susan R. Fox, David Ryman and Beth R. Hinegardner; 13 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Mrs. Ryman is also predeceased by a son-in-law, J. Conway Waters, Jr. and a grandson, J.C. Waters III; two sisters, Algie Dellinger and Gladys Hansberger; and three brothers, Ray Showman, Bill Showman and Calvin Showman.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock with the Rev. Joel Walkley officiating.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Terry Showman, John Showman III, Kevin Showman, Ricky Showman, Bobby Showman, John Showman and Jeff Showman.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p. m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Inc., (hospice) 420 Neff Avenue, Suite 110, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or charity of your choice.

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8 Condolences to Elizabeth Showman Ryman

  1. Shirley & Ed Pray says:

    To the family of Sid Ryman:
    Sorry to hear about your loss. Love Shirley & Ed

  2. Brenda Showman says:

    Sylvia, Cecil, and Barbara,

    Sorry to hear about Aunt Elizabeth. You are in my thoughts.


  3. Valerie Tusing Fultz says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
    We send you thoughts of comfort.
    Valerie, Lee and Ethan Fultz

  4. Linda Sager Carter says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Barbara Ryman and family …You certaintely have my condolensces thinking of u and all the family. Linda Sager carter

  5. Vicky lam says:

    Really sorry to hear about your mother she was always so sweet when I went to the home to see her.cecil you are in my thoughts and prayers.elizabeth was a very special patient to me and she will never be forgotten Vicky Lam Lpn Valley health home health

  6. Johnny Garber says:

    Cecil and Sylvia-I am so sorry for all your mother had to suffer through. She was always such a nice and cheerful person. I am sorry I could not make the visitation or service. My prayers are with you.
    Johnny Garber

  7. Barbara and Butch Rhinehart says:

    We are sad to hear of Elizabeth’s death. I will always have fond memories of “helping” her cook at Forestville School!
    She was a very sweet lady!
    Our sympathy to all!

  8. Rick and Chris Sayers says:

    Chris and I are very sorry about the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.