Elda Jane (Ryan) Esmeier, 75, Alliance
Elda Jane (Ryan) Esmeier, 75, of 1103 Potash Ave, Alliance, Nebraska died at Good Samaritan Health Care Center Friday, May 3, 2013.
She was born June 30, 1937 to Frederick and Catherine Lowman Ryan at Pulaski, Virginia. She was married to SSGT Charles Esmeier June 6, 1962 in the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. After their marriage, Jane accompanied Chuck on assignments to Chaumont, France; Mannheim, Germany; Las Vegas, Nevada; Rantoul, Illinois; Hampton, Virginia; Cincinnati, Ohio; and in 1986 they arrived in Alliance, Nebraska where Chuck was appointed official-in-charge of the National Weather Service Radar Site at the Alliance Airport. She was a member of Eagles 136 Auxiliary.
Jane is survived by her husband of the home and sons Kevin (Krista) of Lakeside Park, Kentucky and Charles A. "Ace" of Lincoln, Nebraska. She is also survived by brother William Ryan of Flintstone Maryland and sisters Mary Dennon of Front Royal, Virginia and Eleanor King of Fredericksburg, Virginia, eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Patrick, Keith, Franklin and James Ryan and sister Josephine Vann.
Memorial services and inurnment at the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery will be held at a later date.
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