Patricia Ann (Ryan) Fort
Patricia Ann (Ryan) Fort, age 84, of York, Nebraska, and formerly of Ulysses, died Friday, December 5, 2014, in York. She was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, to Albert and Delphia Ryan.
Patricia, (Pat), lived in Oklahoma and Ellinwood, Kansas before moving to Ulysses, Kansas as a teenager. She graduated from Ulysses High School in 1948. Pat married the late Clifford Fort, Jr. on August 29, 1948, at the First United Methodist Church in Ulysses. They lived together in Ulysses with their six children with an open door to their beloved family and friends until Cliff’s death from cancer in 1984. With the unwavering support of her family, Pat remained at the family home in Ulysses for more than twenty-five years, attending and hosting family activities and traveling across the U.S. and Canada to visit loved ones. In 2010, she relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana, to live with her youngest son Kelly Fort and his family. They moved to York, Nebraska, in 2012. Pat was an avid reader, enjoyed cross word puzzles and held deep interests in politics and the vast career areas of her family.
Pat is survived by her children: daughter Cheryl Wagner and her husband Ron of Linn Creek, Missouri.; and sons Greg Fort of Ulysses, Kansas; Jon Fort and his wife Patsy of Garden City, Kansas; Brad Fort and his wife Deb of Ulysses, Kansas; Chris Fort and his wife Jamie of Phoenix, Arizona; and Kelly Fort and his wife Beth of York, Nebraska; and brother Mike Ryan of Gillette, Wyoming. She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren, Taryn Fort Doyle, Devan Fort, Thayne Fort, Amber Wolking, Travis Fort, Jordan Castro, Corin Fort, Grant Fort, Rayne Fort, Autumn Fort, Bree Fort, Eden Fort and Dray Fort; and two great-grandchildren Ginger Doyle and Hayes Wolking.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Cliff; sister Joyce Sullivan; brother John Ryan; daughter-in-law Paulette Fort and grandson Tyson Fort.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM Friday, December 12, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Ulysses. Friends may call Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials and condolences be sent to Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.