Thomas N. Rye, Shirland, IL (1945-2014)
October 13, 1945- May 16, 2014
Thomas N. Rye, 68, of Shirland, IL, died at 7:07 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at home. He was born October 13, 1945, in Clinton, WI, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted and Marian (Mansur) Rye. He married Sandra K. Knowles in Boone County, IL, on June 28, 2003. He was a chef at Beloit Country Club for many years. Tom also was a bus driver for the Durand School District for eight years. He is a member of Beloit Rifle Club and the NRA.
Survivors include: wife Sandra of Shirland, IL; daughter Laura (Doug Bell) Rye of Morgantown, WV; her children: Adrienne, Max, Josie; daughter Stacy (Paul Bowles) Rye of Missoula, MT; her child, Elizabeth; Step daughter, Melissa (Jim) Wagner of Marco Island, FL; her children, Caitlin and Cassidy; Brothers, Gordon (Kathy) Rye and Bob Rye both of Clinton, WI. he was predeceased by his parents. Funeral ceremonies to be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday May 20, 2014 in MCCORKLE FUNERAL HOME Rockton Chapel, 767, N. Blackhawk Blvd Rockton, IL, with Reverend Tom Kingery of Rockton United Methodist CHURCH officiating. Burial will be in Emerald Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday. To send online condolences visit www.mccorklefuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the National Audubon Society, Attn: Audubon Angel, 225 Varick St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014