Katherine Lynn “Katie” Ryle

September 21, 1980 ‒ April 01, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Katherine Lynn “Katie” Ryle, age 38, of Marion, was reunited with her mother, Jeanith, on Monday, April 1, 2019, following a brief and unexpected illness.

On September 21, 1980, Katie was born in Marion, Ohio, the oldest of four children of Leslie “Les” and the late Jeanith Lynn (Ratterman) Ryle.

Starting when she was only nine months old, Katie started attending her home away from home at MARCA Schools.  She proudly graduated from MARCA with the Marion City Schools in 1998.   She transitioned to MARCA Industries, where she enjoyed “supervising” everyone.

Katie loved getting the chance to compete in the Special Olympics.  She competed with the MARCA basketball team, enjoying every minute of it.

Most important of all to Katie was her family.  She loved being with her parents, brothers and sister.  Her nieces and nephews were a big part of her life too, always goofing around with them.  She especially loved traveling with her family, “as long as it wasn’t in Grandpa Wilbur’s car.”  She loved their trips to Lake Erie, and she recently enjoyed two weeks in Florida with her father, Les.

Katie was truly “one of a kind”.  She was a big goof ball, who loved to smile and her laughter often filled the room.  She was a huge flirt, who wasn’t shy about her interests.  She also was great at being bossy and stubborn, especially with Brooke, but that was mixed with her sweet, kind and loving innocence.

Katie and her family were members of the Oakland United Methodist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her father, Leslie Ryle; three siblings: Gregory (Kathryn) Ryle, Brooke Ryle, and Chris (Allison) Ryle; two nephews and two nieces: Damien and Isabella Ryle, Adyson Clemons, and Jase Ryle; grandmother, Grace Ratterman; grandfather, Wilbur Ryle; two uncles, one aunt, and several cousins; and many dear friends at MARCA.

Katie was preceded in death by her mother, Jeanith Ryle, on December 20, 2017.

Her family will greet friends from 2 – 5 pm on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 E Center St, Marion.  Services honoring her life will also be held there at 10 am on Monday, with her cousin Pastor Bill Williamson officiating.  Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to MARCA of Marion, 2465 Harding Hwy E, Marion, OH 43302.

Her family would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to everyone at MARCA for their friendship and sweet care of Katie, with special thanks going out to Joe Shelb, Becky Lux, Stan Werling, and Kim Lauer.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Katie’s family and your condolences may be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • This saddens me so much. Katie will forever hold a special place in my heart. I’m so privileged to have been her DSP at Marca. I love you Katie bug until we meet again!! ❤

  • My prayers go to the family. I also rejoice for Katie as she is walking with Jesus now and reunited with her mother! I can only imagine the smiles and hugs!!
    Hugs to all! Pam Pinney

  • My dearest and deepest condolences to the Ryle Family at this time. Katie was our “Bug” at MARCA Industries. She will forever live in all of our saddened hearts.

  • Katie will be missed by so many that have been privileged to know her and have had her in our lives. She knew how to put a smile on your face!! Many prayers to her family!

  • Oh katie, your sense of humor is something i will never forget. You were an amazing gal and will be truly missed at Marca and in our hearts. My most sincere condolences to Kates family during this time. May you find peace knowing katie is rejoicing with her mother. My prayers are with you all, especially Katies “Addie”.

  • My Katie bug,
    I’m sorry i was not there for you when you needed me. You will always be my best friend!! I love you so much!! I will miss you im so so sorry i was not there for you!!! Your love for me changed me for ever. Im a better person because i meet you! I will miss you forever!!!!! I love you Katie bug!!!!

  • I am so very sad about Katie. Les, and the entire Ryle family, you have my deepest sympathy. Love and hugs, Angie Ferdinand

  • Sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Les anything I can do for you don’t hesitate to call me.

  • So sorry for your loss. One of my most favorite memories of Katie is when my husband would pick up or drop off one of the many vehicles we repaired for the members of the Ryle family Katie always had to make sure that she got to see my husband. Mom would always say that if she missed seeing him she would be bummed. She loved my husband and always had a smile for both of us. She will be missed so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with Les, Greg, Brooke, and Chris and the rest of the family.

  • Les. Sorry about your loss of your daughter. Also for your lose of Jeanith. I grow up with her and swam on the Y swim team. Spent many time at her house growing up. May God bless you and your family

  • Katie could make me smile every time I saw her. I remember the last time I saw her and how happy she was to see me. We went right into our elbows like it was yesterday. The feeling I got when I saw her was like no other. I could be a goofy, silly, happy kid no matter what. She had this way to make you feel like nothing else mattered. I do not know anyone else who has ever made me feel like that everytime I was around them. She will always have a place in my heart and I will cherish the memories I was able to have because of her. As much as it hurts me to see her go. I can’t help but think how happy she is to be reunited with her Mom.

  • It was an honor work with Katie for the time I was working in Marion. She was pretty funny and was a joy to those who got to really know her. My deepest sympathies.

  • My deepest, heartfelt sympathies go out to you and yours. May you find peace in this time of loss.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Katie. My prayers go to the family that they may feel the comfort of the Lord in this difficult time.

  • Dear Les and family,
    Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all of you❤️

  • Les & Family,

    Curt and I are so terribly sorry for the loss of Katie. We are keeping your family in our prayers, and send all of our love to you. We hope that you are able to find some comfort and peace in the days ahead.

  • Les sending prayers and hugs to you and your family ! I’m so sorry For your loss of Katie !
    Deb Keggan Widrig class of ‘76

  • So sorry Les to hear Katie passed away. She always seemed so happy. Didn’t know your wife passed away either. May you find comfort knowing mother and daughter are together again.

  • So sorry to hear of this sad loss to your family. Les, we will be praying for peace and comfort as your family goes through this difficult time. I will always remember her sweet smile and seeing her on the sideline cheering on the football players at Harding’s games. She was a precious girl ❤️

  • Oh how much we love Katie!! When I told Dee she was so sad. After a few minutes, she said, Katie is my friend and she is joining her mommy. Her mommy is so happy to have her with her again. Dee made me smile even though I was sad!!
    Love and prayers,
    Dawn

  • So sorry for your loss of Katie , Les. I spent quite a bit of time with you, Jeanith and Katie for the first couple years of her life. I think of you and your family often and sad to hear of Jeanith and Katie. Prayers for healing of your heart in this sad time. Thinking of you . A friend from long ago.
    Tami Carr Gerfen

  • My heart is breaking… my daughters used to play with Katie and her siblings. She was such a sweetheart. God Bless you Les, and your family. An Angel joins the chorus of heaven.

  • I will so miss Katies’ smile and laughter. She loved it when she was able to catch me in one of her jokes. I was so blessed to have her in my life. Prayers to all her family.

  • Les, Cindy and I are so very sorry to hear about Katy. Stay strong, good friend. You’re in our thoughts and wish there was some way we could ease your pain.

  • Les, So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort knowing Katie is in the arms of Jesus and reunited with her Mother.
    Praying for His Peace to cover you and your family.
    Deepest Sympathy,
    Marla Snyder