Patsy Beatty Ryman

Patsy Beatty Ryman, 69, of Woodstock, passed away Wednesday April 8, 2015 at her home.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity-Powder Springs United Church of Christ at Basye.  Reverend George Bowers and Randy Whetzel will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Ryman was born December 12, 1945 in Basye, daughter of the late Marvin W. and Lillie Delawder Beatty.  She graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School, received her Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Mennonite and her Master’s Degree from James Madison University.  She was a retired school teacher having taught in the Shenandoah County Public School System for over 30 years and was a member of Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock.

Patsy is survived by her husband, Johnny A. Ryman; daughter, Tonya Ryman Crider of Oak Island, NC; one brother, William H. Beatty and wife Sandra of Edinburg; one sister, Shirley Reynard and husband Joe of Woodstock; two grandchildren, Evan W. Ryman and Seth A. Ryman and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Seth Ryman, Evan Ryman, Jeremy Baker, James Pitcock, Richard Burner and Richard Wetzel.

Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Delawder, Gary Baker, Jimmy Delawder, Doug Pence, William Beatty Jr., and Harry Windle, Dicky Whetzel, Dallas Delawder, Scott Stickley and Larry Wetzel.

The retired school teachers and her high school classmates will sit as a group.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Inc., 420 Neff Ave. Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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7 Condolences to Patsy Beatty Ryman

  1. Roy Delawlder says:


    So sorry to hear about Patsy, we had many fond memories as growing up until we both graduated from high school and then still others after that. You can rest assured that you are being remembered in our Prayers.
    God Bless
    Roy Delawder

  2. Carl & Etta Plum says:


    Hope the memories of Patsy brings peace and comfort to you and your family in the days ahead.

  3. Moe and Bill Hall says:

    Johnny and Tonya, and FAM,

    Patsy will be missed. She was so proud of both of you, her family, and her grandsons. Always my special Sandy Hook fellow teacher.
    Our thoughts and prayers,
    Moe and Bill

  4. Patty Fadely Johnson says:

    So sorry to learn of Patsy’s passing. I went to school with her and grateful that we had an evening together last fall. I rember in our younger days the dances at the Moose Lodge . She was always so much fun. We will miss her. With my love and sympathy…

  5. Beverly Miller Faulkenberry says:

    Patsy and I graduated from high school together, and she always had a sweet smile on her face. She, Pat Hansberger and I were also waitresses in Bayse during the summer one year (although at different resorts) when we were in school, and we would visit her at work. I was so happy to see her at our high school reunion last fall. She was a lovely person. May God bless you until you meet again. Beverly

  6. Cheryl Ritenour Funkhouser says:

    Mrs. Ryman was my 3rd grade teacher. She had a huge smile and hugs when needed. So sorry to hear of her passing. May God let her teach in heaven.

  7. Karen Whetzel says:

    Patsy and I had many great experiences working with the Shenandoah County Education Association. I recently found a pennant with signatures from a VEA Convention and there was her name! She was a wonderful lady. Thinking of her family as you mourn your loss; blessings and peace!