Ryan Matthew Romero

A Celebration of Life for Ryan Matthew Romero, 39, of Oskaloosa, will be Sunday April 24, at 2 p.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Ryan went to be with the Angels on April 18th at Heritage Gardens Assisted Living with his family by his side.

He was born August 6, 1982, in Lawrence, Kansas.

He graduated from Lawrence Free State High School and from there he went to Flint Hills Job Corps, where he learned his carpentry and framework that he did. Ryan at times held 3 jobs down until M.S. took his ability to work.

Ryan loved doing puzzles, fishing, looking through change for old and unique ones. He had mastered writing calligraphy and using the Old English Style and was amazing at this. But his true passion, pride and joy was his daughter. Oh how he lit up when Anna was with him. They had a standing Friday night dinner date at Applebee’s. They were truly a wonderful father-daughter duo.

He is survived by his daughter Anna of Quenemo, as well as his mother and father, Rebecca and Dale James, and father and mother, Mark & Lori Romero. Ryan was blessed with five brothers and four sisters, Mark Jr. (Amber) of Richmond, Angela (Kasey) Keck of Raytown, Joshua, Frankie, Samantha Nicolas Manny (Victoria) all of Lawrence, Laken James of Lawrence and Kristina James of Reichelscheim, Germany. 24 nieces and nephews and one great nephew, and his maternal grandparents, Issie, Corinna Bermudez & paternal grandma Lazara Romero all of Lawrence.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandpa, Frank Romero, his aunt Marylou Pierce and cousin Alicia Chavez.

The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Anna Romero Educational Fund, or Heritage Gardens Assisted Living of Oskaloosa.