Vivian Ryan
1943 - 2020
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A visitation for Vivian Arlene Copp Ryan, 77, Lawrence, will be 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.

Ms. Ryan died Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

She was born June 23, 1943, in Lawrence, the daughter of Melvin Anthony and Anna Grace Holladay Copp. She attended Lawrence public schools and has lived in Lawrence all of her life.

Ms. Ryan was a homemaker and enjoyed eating with friends, taking walks, and attending family functions. She also attended Lawrence Baptist Temple.

She is survived by two daughters, Lorie Scully and husband Chuck of Thomasville, Georgia, Christina Awaida of Honolulu, Hawaii; brothers, Melvin Copp of Lawrence, Ronnie Copp and wife Patty of Lawrence, Richard Copp and wife Linda of Lawrence, Larry Copp and wife Linda of Lawrence, Guy Copp of Topeka; sisters, Sandy Mock and husband Dale of Lawrence, Linda Buckner and husband Stanley Sr. of Lawrence, and Charlotte Vick and husband Bill of Dardanelle, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Marvin Copp and Gary Copp.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Elara Caring Hospice, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Jun. 30, 2020.
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July 12, 2020
Vivian was a good friend to me and my daughter. We spent alot of time together for a few years until she moved from our neighborhood. I will never forget her big hugs and "Hi Sis how are you? " She was always very loving to us. She will be missed.
Carie booth
July 9, 2020
Lori, sorry to hear about your mom. She was someone special. I know that Ed liked her a lot. I know that you will miss her, but just remember the memories you had while she was here. You will see her again another day. Sorry I missed you but with Covid I don't get out much. Hugs Karen
July 7, 2020
Lori, my thoughts and prayers are with you Sis! Keep the precious memories alive. Love you! ❤
Troy Nordyke
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