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Virginia Mae Bryan

February 25, 2013

Virginia Mae Bryan, 69, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013 at Brainerd, MN. She was born September 24, 1943 at Arkansas City, the daughter of John and Virginia Irene House Day.

She grew up in Lubbock, TX. Mrs. Bryan attended Drones Business College in Lubbock and had lived in Texas before moving to St. Marys. She was a member of Assumption Chapel.

Mrs. Bryan was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry Day and Virginia Irene House Day; a sister, Johnnie Jo Day Powell; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

On June 22, 1957 she was united in marriage to Paul W. Bryan. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her children, Carol Ann Bingham, John Mark Bryan, James Paul Bryan, Thomas Howard Bryan, Andrew William Bryan, Michael Timothy Bryan, Mary Catherine Peterson, David Christopher Bryan, Joseph Donald Bryan, Robert Marcel Bryan, Margaret Mary Bryan , Virginia Marie Enockson, Matthew Gregory Bryan, and Clare Adeline Ruegemer; 48 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her niece Gaea Powell and nephew Tao Powell.

Requiem mass will be at 7:15 A.M. Monday, March 4, 2013 at Assumption Chapel in St. Marys. Interment will be in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, St. Marys. Mrs. Bryan will lie in state from 2:00 until 5:00 P.M. Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Piper Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 5:50 P.M. Sunday at Assumption Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made for Mass Intentions and sent in care of the funeral home. Online

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16 thoughts on “Virginia Mae Bryan

  1. I always wanted to be near you. You were with me from the moment I entered this world and you will be with me when I leave. Everything you were about makes me proud to be your grandson. I think of you everyday and how I was so lucky to have had you by my side for so long;I knew you. Every memory of you is my treasure and strengthens my heart. I love you memaw. Your Phillip

    • I’m wholeheartedly sorry mom for taking so long to write you..you are in my thoughts, dreams, and prayers everyday.I don’t think I’ve coped with your being gone just yet. The day I left home was the day you forgot my name and it made you cry. I hated to see tears swell in your beautiful blues eyes and run down your porcelain like skin. In my mind I felt that if I left that you’d miss me so much that you would remember again.15 years passed and you became worsei struggle terribly in the world out there without you to cry to or ask advice. I’m sorry for not coming to see you. I’m sorry I was a difficult child and most of all I’m sorry I didn’t follow in your footsteps as a devout catholic. That will change. Please pray for me. And I loveand miss you. May the angels carry you all through heaven in a glorious procession straight to christ and hid blessed mother

  2. Virginia was a truly gracious woman and good mother. I loved her smile and she will be in our rosary and our prayers.

  3. Virginia was a beautiful, amazing women with a clever sense of humor and sharp wit! I will cherish the memories of wonderful times I spent with her and my mother, Johnnie Jo forever.

    My heart goes out to all.

    Her loving niece, Gaea

  4. Dear Paul and family,
    We remember seeing your beautiful family as they took up more than 2 pews in Queen of Angels chapel, all of you sitting together and all of you praying together, You and yours were a wonderful example to us as a young couple with little children. We will remember all of you in our prayers. May VIrginia’s soul rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon her as she awaits her family to join her one day in eternity. God Bless, The Hamilton Family.

  5. Such wonderful thoughts and memories as I recall my child hood and young adulthood under your care. Thank you for raising me well. Your strength and character will be remembered by those you touched in tour life. Youe will always be loved.

    Your loving son Andrew

  6. Prayers going out to Paul and the Bryan Family. Virginia was such a nice lady,and I am so happy to have known her. May she rest in peace.

  7. Dear Memaw,
    You will always be loved and cherished by not only me but so many. You were an amazing and beautiful woman who loved her family more than anything. Thank you for all you did for me and my family. Heaven welcomed a beautiful angel! May all those who are grieving you find peace in their hearts. I know you are not suffering anymore and I am gratefull for that. I like to think as you entered the doors of heaven you were greeted by all your loved ones who have passed on such as my brother and mother. Love you Always Candace

  8. You will all be remembered in our prayers. She was such a sweet lady and I am so glad I had the opportunity of knowing her. God bless you all and may she R.I.P.

  9. My most sincerest condolences to the family, especially to Ginny and Clare in this sad time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Monica Murnane (Australia)

  10. Our prayers go out to all the Bryans, especially Paul and his children. May God rest her soul and comfort all of you.

  11. May Our Lady bring love & strength to all of the family members at this time of sorrow. With prayers,
    Mrs. D. Greidanus

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