SIKESTON -- Kristi Lynn Forrest Ryan, age 50, passed away Tuesday Aug. 21, 2012, with family at her side after a courageous fight against breast cancer.
Born March 27, 1962, in Sikeston, to the late Paul William and Frances Ellen Jett Forrest, she graduated in 1981 from the Missouri School for the Blind and from Southeast Missouri State University in 1990 with a degree in early childhood development. She was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church and was president and secretary of Delta Area Blind.
In addition to her parents, one sister, Lisa Forrest, preceded her in death.
She is survived by: one son, David Paul Ryan of Sikeston; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Paul Neil Forrest of Springville, Tenn., and Jon Allen and Kathy Forrest of Sikeston; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Tanya and Roger Lindsey, Dena and William Merick and Shannan and Roy Morton of Sikeston; five nephews and their spouses, Ryan Lindsey, Justin and Abbie Lindsey, Brandon and Leslie Winchester, Matt and Addie Winchester and Jeremy Morton; two nieces, Ashley Gaab and her husband, Chris, and Alison Forrest; two great nieces and three great nephews; and her special cat, Nana.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.