Janice Marie (Wellbrock) Ryan died suddenly on December 24, 2022 of a brain aneurysm; she was 73 years old. She is survived by D. Michael Ryan (husband of 53 years) and children Shannon Ryan, Brennan Ryan (Rachel Ryan), Courtney Ryan (Jeff Hart), Katie Estes (Logan Estes), and Kevin Ryan (Callie Snowden) whom she loved to "infinity to the infinity power," along with grandchildren Adam, Anna, and Aidan Ryan Sweeney; Jacob, Zachary, and Kelsey Ryan; Avery and Ari Hart; and Cora Estes. Also survived by siblings Diane Craner (Tom Craner, dec.), Jerry Wellbrock (Connie Wellbrock), John Wellbrock (Bianca Wellbrock), Steve Wellbrock (Shawna Wellbrock), and Deanna McGrath (Steve McGrath). She is preceded in death by parents Elmer and Virginia Wellbrock. Janice was a living angel. She put up with Mike like Mother Teresa, raised children like Fred Rogers, kept house like Danny Tanner, loved her grandchildren like Mrs. Claus, and served others like Jesus Christ. She was actively involved with her parish and more charities than all her grandchildren could count on their fingers, especially St. Vincent DePaul. God blessed us for a lifetime with her love and then Jesus hand-picked her as His own Christmas gift this year. We are celebrating her life on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 3612 Church Street, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Visitation begins at 11:00 AM until the Eulogy at 12:40 PM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 PM. Interment: Mother of God Cemetery, Ft. Wright, KY. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Alzheimer's Association c/o alz.org in honor of her mother Virginia Wellbrock and/or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, c/o Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45218. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Covington (Latonia), KY is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com.
Bill Sawyer - Sep 20, 2023
I'm sorry for your loss. I used to know a Janice Marie Ryan who attended Francis C. Hammond High School in Alexandria, Virginia. Is Janice this person?
Rita Wheatley-Deanna’s Aunt - Jan 1, 2023
My sincere condolences to all of Janice’s family. I am so happy the Wellbrock family found Deanna. What a blessing Janice was through that process. All of you are in my thoughts and my prayers.
Rebekah Plunkett - Dec 30, 2022
I want to extend my deepest condolences to the entire Ryan/Wellbrock family. I had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Janice through Rachel and Brennan. I will never forget the first time I met her, and felt her love and she impacted me during our conversation during Rachel’s bridal shower and every time afterwards . Janice was a bright light and positive spirit, and loved her family fiercely. I am sure that love will have a continuous ripple effect forever.
Danny & Sharon Ryan - Dec 30, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
Maggie Longtin - Dec 30, 2022
Brennan, We are so sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you and your family in these difficult times. Sending caring thoughts your way. With heartfelt condolences, Your Champion Team.
Jane Lichter - Dec 30, 2022
Courtney, My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your mother and grandmother. You have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs! Jane
Tammy Date - Dec 30, 2022
Mrs Ryan was always thoughtful. She always asked everyone how they were. Courtney your mom will live on through you in so many ways. She will be more than missed. I do the Turkey Call for my grandson all the time. I have so many memories with her and your family. God bless you all.
Vicki Ireland - Dec 29, 2022
Courtney,I can see you in your mother's face! Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting her, I can see what a special person she was. I am so sorry for your loss, and my condolences to your family. May your memories comfort you. Peace and prayers
Barb Telecsan - Dec 29, 2022
Janice and I were neighbors for 35 years. In that time I spent time chatting with her as I walked past her home and sometimes walking with her if we were both out walking. She was always asking about the family and usually knew the news on the street before anyone else. In addition to being lovely on the outside, she was lovely on the inside She was a kind person, who was concerned for others. She loved her family and there were often family members at the house visiting. She was my first piano student and I often wondered if she really wanted to take lessons or just wanted to get together to chat; she always played everything perfectly! She will be missed by everyone on our street. It will be hard to walk past her home and know that I will never see her out in the yard again. But I do know that I will see her again in heaven. And that is a comfort. May Janice's family feel the love of Jesus' as he wraps them each in his loving arms giving them peace that passes all understanding.
Allison Hader - Dec 29, 2022
Prayers for the whole Ryan Family! One of my best memories of your mom was when she’d drive us in her station wagon and she’d drive swervy. 😂 She was such a great mom and person!! She was always happy! I love all of you and will be praying for you!
Michael and Denise Smith - Dec 29, 2022
The Smith family would like to offer our deepest condolences for your family. We’re praying for strength and healing in this difficult time.
Sharon Conlon - Dec 29, 2022
Dear Courtney I’m so very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I’m lifting you and your family up in prayer. Dear Lord hear my prayers.
Cindy Piening - Dec 29, 2022
To the whole Ryan clan, you have my deepest sympathies. I was shocked when my daughter, Katie, told me that she had passed away. Together we were volunteers at St. Gabriel for almost 20 years as we raised our children. Whether it was PTA, serving as room mothers and cafeteria helpers, presenting Everybody Counts, tallying magazine and candy sales, helping at Field Day, the Halloween Bazaar or festivals, Janice was a constant presence and a dear friend. Although our lives have taken us in different directions, I know the pain of losing your mom near the holidays. As a wise friend told me years ago, "When you lose a loved one at a young age, you do not have to watch them grow old". Janice will forever be remembered as a vibrant, beautiful and gracious lady. I rejoice at having known her!
Lewis and Phyllis Mitchell - Dec 28, 2022
Janice was a committee member of the Jonquilmeadow Block Party. She was kind, generous, and easy to get along with. Janice walked in the light with Christ and reflected His light to those she encountered. We are blessed to have had her as a neighbor and we will miss her dearly!
Barney Kinman - Dec 28, 2022
Mike I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Kathleen and Jerald Barnett - Dec 28, 2022
Janice was our neighbor who was very kind, elegant, and high-energy. She loved her family and her church deeply. We will pray for her family. Janice's smile and friendliness will be missed.
Lainey Neal - Dec 27, 2022
Kevin, this is such a beautiful tribute to your mom. Prayers for you and your entire family.
Becky Stolz - Dec 27, 2022
She was an amazing lady..she loved her family,had a great sense of humor,and will live on through her grandchildren, Hugs to all
Michael Anderson - Dec 27, 2022
Sorry for your loss. I looked forward to seeing her when she and your dad would come in to eat on Sundays.
Phyllis Viox - Dec 27, 2022
I am so sorry to hear such sad news. Holly and Katie went to St. Gabriel School together, you can add that to her list of accolades. Janice was always involved and willing to help anyone. I will always remember her beautiful smile. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers always ❤️ Phyllis Viox
Don Perry - Dec 27, 2022
SO SO SORRY for your loss! Am just at a loss for words.
Dara Geiger - Dec 27, 2022
Janice was such an amazing and loving person. She always made me feel cared for when I came over and I will always remember the summers at the Y. Sending love and hugs to all the Ryans.
Reynolds - Dec 27, 2022
On behalf of my staff the cleaning ladies ‘R’ here, We’re very sorry for your loss.
Ben Stone - Dec 27, 2022
Janice was like a second mom when I was younger. She would root just as hard for me in my races as my own parents would. She was always smiling and that smile left a lasting mark on my memory. The world was better with her in it and it's so much better off with her mark on so many lives. She will be missed. Love you Ryans.
Chaplain Tim Tice - Dec 27, 2022
So sorry for your loss, Katie, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your extended family
Richard Bond and Family - Dec 27, 2022
We are deeply saddened by your loss. The timing of it all reminds us of how fragile life is. We'll keep you in our prayers.
Darren and Lisa Sizemore - Dec 27, 2022
Bless you and your family in this time. We will keep you in though and prayers.
George and Vicki Estes - Dec 27, 2022
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you, may god bless you and watch over you and yours during these trying times.
Willie, Becky, Kobe, and Aniston Palmer - Dec 27, 2022
Kevin, this is a beautiful tribute to your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Callie, and your family.
Sara Hermanson - Dec 27, 2022
Janice was a neighbor and one of the most kind and welcoming neighbors I’ve ever had. She exuded grace and compassion I knew only came from her loving Jesus. She talked the talk and walked the walk when it came to being a follower of Christ. God bless the family at this trying time, but I send praises of rejoice that she is in her forever home with Jesus!!!
Sean and Kellie Grier - Dec 27, 2022
I loved your sweet Mom like a second mom! I’ll forever remember her love for Jesus and her warm, funny, nurturing personality! She was such a wonderful friend to my Mom. I’m so looking forward to seeing both of those beloved women in Heaven one day! Keeping your entire family bathed in prayer!
Shawna - Dec 27, 2022
Janice you were one of the most special people who have ever touched my life. I am blessed to call you my sister in law but more so my sister. You changed my life and made it a better place. I can only aspire to be half the person you were. I will truly miss you. I love You. Rest In Peace and I will look forward to seeing you again someday. God Bless the amazing family you left here, and I know you are watching over them and us.
Kathy Nienaber - Dec 27, 2022
So sorry for your loss! Having lost my Mother at an earlier Christmas, I believe that God only takes His Special Angels at this time. Lots of love and prayers coming to all of you! Kathy and Dave Nienaber
Marilyn Bothe - Dec 27, 2022
This is the most beautiful obituary I have ever read and so true. Janice was a good friend to so many. We were friends for over 35 years. I am forever privileged and blessed for having known her. Praying for God’s comfort for all who loved Janice.