Teresa "Terri" Jean Ryan (nee Miller), 63, of Vermilion, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Main Street Care Center on the Willow Secure Memory Care floor, Avon Lake, after a lengthy illness.
She was born June 1, 1957 in Lewistown, PA. She had been a Vermilion resident for a short time.
Terri owned and operated an insurance company for Aflac for many years, retiring in 2004.
She lived a life of compassion and kindness, volunteering at women's and animal shelters as well as other charitable organizations. Her favorite thing to do was to spend time with Steve, the love of her life.
She is survived by her loving husband of 13 years, Steve Ryan of Vermilion; her loving step son, Colin Ryan of Parma; mother, Mary Miller and sister, Rhonda Miller, both of Lewistown, PA; a son, Damien Pearce of Malibu, CA and dear family friend, Kurt Del Gross of Vermilion, who was always there for Terri and her family.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Miller.
Terri's family would like to thank the staff of the Willow Secure Memory Care Center for the compassionate care given to Terri, especially Miranda, Kaitlyn, Morgan, and CNP Lynn.
Private family services were held.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, 5510 Baumhart Rd., Lorain, OH 44053.
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.
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