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Ethan Howard Ryals

Ethan H. Ryals, age 52 of Chamois passed away Monday, January 2, 2012 at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehab Facility.

Ethan was born August 3, 1959 in Moberly. His father, Elmer Ryals, preceded him in death.

Ethan was a graduate of Jefferson City High School and had most recently worked for Over the Road Permits in Jefferson City as a documents processor.

Ethan was an avid Star Trek collector, a gun enthusiast and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Ethan is survived by: one son, Earl and his wife Samantha Ryals of Eldon; three daughters, Jenny and her husband Thomas Mathews of Chamois, Merrily Ryals and Madison and her husband Levi Chapman all of Eldon; two sisters, Patricia and her husband David Watson of the state of New York and Cynthia Ryals of Jefferson City; two grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his father Ethan was preceded in death by one sister, Jonia Evans.

Private family services were held.

Expression of sympathy may be made to the Ryals family c/o Morton Chapel, P.O. Box 77, Linn, Mo 65051.

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Bless you, Ethan. As you paraphrased Star Trek, you've 'gone before us where all will go.' May you rest in peace. See you at The Farm, dear cousin. Bless all in The Next Generation, too. Love, Sandra Ryals Alig & Aunt Queen Ryals, sending loving thoughts and prayers for the family.

Sandra Ryals Alig Jan 6 2012 12:00 AM

To Our Friend of 38 Years, You had the hardest life of anyone we have ever known, but you still kept dreaming! The adversities you overcame time and time again were inspiring to all.We were so fortunate to have you stay with us for those 4 months last year, and to have seen you just prior to your departure. We are just so sorry that you never got to live at the beach like you had wanted, but we know where you are is breathtakingly beautiful. We wish you peace and tranquillity in your new life, and know that we will see you again. All Our Love, Bobby & Liz

Bobby and Liz Simpson Jan 6 2012 12:00 AM

Ethan, I'll always miss the little boy who waited for me to get off the school bus. I'll miss the kid on his bike excitedly bringing me our first taste of Dr. Pepper. I will always miss the shared laughter of our all night talks. You left too soon. My heart aches with the suddeness of your departure. I'll see you again. Keep the light on.

Cynthia Ryals Jan 6 2012 12:00 AM

Daddy I love you and you will be missed very much.

Madison chapman Jan 5 2012 12:00 AM

I love you daddy I miss you so bad right now. RIP

Heath Jan 4 2012 12:00 AM

It was great to have known you E. You will be missed. Fly high on the Starship Enterprise my friend.

Joshua Simpson Jan 4 2012 12:00 AM

Ethan, you will be missed. Happy to have known you!

Thomas Mathews Jan 4 2012 12:00 AM

I love you and miss you, dad. Forever and always!!

Jenny Mathews Jan 4 2012 12:00 AM

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Jackie Russel Jan 1 1900 12:00 AM