Wilma Ryan Hardy
Wilma Ryan Hardy was born February 11, 1927 in Leavittsburg, OH and passed away under the tender care of the staff at Morning Star Memory Care in Boise, ID on August 1, 2021.
She married Philip Hardy on July 8,1955 in Warren, OH and lived in Cleveland and Circleville before moving to Solon in 1964. She was a full-time homemaker and was active in her church, Pioneer Presbyterian where she taught Sunday School and helped with Wednesday Night Live and Pioneer Club along with summer Vacation Bible School. Wilma loved children and they adored her. She loved to entertain and always had sweets in the house ready for company. Both Wilma and Phil spent a lot of time visiting family in Warren and could be found in the bleachers at many sporting events. Wilma was also an active member of the Solon PTA, Chagrin Valley Woman’s Club, the City Club of Cleveland and the Christian Women’s Club. She also was active in helping with the National Barrel Horse Association by working in the office, being a hostess at horse shows and even received a 10 year award for serving from Billy Morris at the age of 87!
After Phil’s death, her happiest moments were with her granddaughters, Joy and Allyson, and looked forward to traveling to Idaho to attend all of her granddaughters concerts and games. Wilma would also go to Idaho to help with Vacation Bible School along with her daughter-in-law, Luanne.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband Philip and brothers Charles Ryan and Kenny Ryan and sister Marjorie Ryan.
Survivors include sons Richard and Douglas (Luanne), granddaughters Joy Ritter (Ben), and Allyson, great grandson Warren Ritter and brother David Ryan (Mary Lou).
Wilma lived a blessed life, loving her family and her friends. She always found good in everything and in everyone.
A celebration of life will be held at Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church, 35100 Solon Rd., Solon OH 44139, on Saturday, August 21st at 11am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church. Wilma will be intered at the Roselawn Cemetery in Solon.