of Little Rock, AR
July 2, 1929 - February 18, 2020
Florence Dawley Ryburn, 90, of Little Rock passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020. She was born July 2, 1929 in Texarkana to the late Donald and Eloise Scott Dawley. Mrs. Ryburn had been a Home Economics teacher at East Side Jr. High and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.Her husband, Joe Edgar Ryburn also preceded her in death.She is survived by one son, Joe Don Ryburn of Little Rock; two daughters, Bonnie Ryburn Scott (Scott) of Memphis and Beth Ryburn Whitlow (Chuck) of River Ridge, LA; one sister, Jane Fray (Bud) of Crossville, TN; one brother, Don Dawley of Arkadelphia; grandchildren: Jennifer Paulette Ryburn, Joe Douglas Ryburn, Jonah Lee Ryburn (Judith) - their mother, Janet Carol Ryburn; Ian Charles Whitlow (Taylor), Courtney Kay Whitlow, and Erin Kathleen Whitlow.The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses, aides, and staff at Parkway Health Center.Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2020 in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047) with Dr. Bud Fray officiating. Interment will follow in Smith-Rosemont Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening, February 23rd at the funeral home.
Dearest Rayburn Family, I had Mrs. Ryburn for Home Ec in the 8th grade. I ljust loved her. I could already sew so she let me help her by helping the other students. She was always so sweet to me. Prayers for your family.
Dear Ryburn family: Mike and I have you in our prayers. We are sorry for the loss you will feel. Florence was a good friend and neighbor to us for many years. Your family will be in our prayers. Mike and Karen Crowson
Mrs. RYBURN was my Home Ec teacher in the 8th grade! She was wonderful. So happy and positive and nice. She taught us a lot and I never saw her once in a bad mood. I felt loved by her and she was well loved. So sorry for your loss.
It is with a sad heart that I randomly came across this notice that one of the great women from my childhood has passed on. She couldn’t make me much of a cook or a seamstress but I know how to care for my home. I appreciate all the love and support she shared with us as we all grew into adults. Beth, Im so sorry. Im lifting you up the best way I know. Peace and love to you and yours. Jan
Dear Ryburn family. I was saddened to hear about Florence. She was such a special friend to my husband and I. My husband resided in the same nursing center. I enjoyed many talks and visits. She was such an inspiration. A lovely, Christian lady. Love and prayers for the family.
Never had her in school but always wanted to but guys did not take her class back then. Admiration for her talent and she did teach me to sew a button on my shirt prayers for all
Dearest Rayburn Family,Saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. I have fond memories of growing up living across the street from you guys.I’m sure there was a great reunion with your Dad and others that passed before her. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.