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Frances Irene Ryherd, 74, of Mt. Zion passed away at 5:36 a.m., Tuesday February 22, 2011 in St. Mary’s Hospital.


In keeping with Frances’s wishes, their will be no services and cremation rites will be accorded.  Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at


Frances was born July 29, 1936 in Decatur the daughter of Karl and Nora (Souders) Jendry.  She married M.J. Ryherd on December 12, 1959.  She retired in 1985 from Illinois Bell Telephone Company after thirty years of service.  She was a former member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church.  She formerly had served as a democratic election judge in Macon County.  She belonged to the Ladies Red Hat Society, Illinois Bell Pioneers Club, the South Shores Connection, Lake Shore Connection and Home Connection groups and enjoyed playing bunko with her friends.


Surviving is her husband: M.J. Ryherd of Mt. Zion; sons: Mitchell D. Ryherd of Bloomington and Gregory S. Ryherd and his wife Lisa of Decatur; grandsons: Nicholas Ryherd of Mt. Zion and Richard Ryherd of Quincy; brother: Milton Jendry and his wife Sharon of White Heath; sister: Betty Turner and her husband Jim of Harristown.


She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Karl.


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Christie Smith Waldman Family friend April 30, 2012
I am Red and Helen Smith's granddaughter. Just heard this sad news.  Frances was a good neighbor to Grandma for many years on Leafland St.  I remember her bringing donuts over, and being very kind.  She said I was a "pistol."  You all were "like family."  I am so sorry for your loss.
Judy Wiggins no title February 24, 2011

Fran was one of the funnest and nicest persons I have known.  Every time I ran into her it was always "Wiggie, how are you.  I am very sorry for your loss.  Judy  Wiggins

Mandy Evans Condolence for Fran February 24, 2011
I was lucky enough to work with Fran a little bit at Prairie State Bank. She was a sweet and very funny lady----I am very sorry to hear of her passing and will miss her very much.
Steven Luker Acquaintance of Fran February 24, 2011
My mother called me last night about Fran's passing away and I saw the obituary posted today in the Thursday, February 24th, 2011 edition of the Herald & Review on page D3.
Valerie Blair-Wallace Family Friend February 24, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss.  I have such fond memories of you all.  As a little girl I thought of Frances the craziest lady that I ever met.  I love both of you!!!  Take care.  Prayers for you and your family.
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