Terry Ryan (1946-2007)

 Death: 16th May 2007
Cause of Death: Cancer - brain
Location: Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio, USA
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American writer, originally from Defiance, Ohio, who resided in San Francisco for most of her adult life. She was best known for her memoir The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio; a memoir of her life and that of her family, especially her mother, a 1950s housewife with 10 children who provided for the family by winning contests.
She was also the creator of the long running cartoon T.O. Sylvester in the San Francisco Chronicle; an example of which is carved onto the rear of her gravestone.