Ryan Mary Kiblin

Ryan Mary Kiblin, 33, of 21 Dearing Ave., Jamestown, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, along with her infant daughter, Emma Lee, in Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, following a very brief illness.

She was born Aug. 6, 1980, in Buffalo, a daughter of Diane Kiblin Gattorno and the late Thomas Kiblin.

Ryan served as supervisor of grounds, gardens and landscaping at Chautauqua Institution.

She was a speaker for Chautauqua Institution for the Chautauqua Lake Watershed Conservancy, a life member of the Bird, Tree and Garden Club and was highly involved in the Chautauqua Children’s School Learning Garden.

Ryan was a true nature lover, creating beautiful gardens at Chautauqua as well as around her home.

She loved animals, especially her two cats: Esther and Puffer.

In addition to her mother, Diane and stepfather, Rafael Gattorno of Jamestown, Ryan is survived by her boyfriend, Gerald Lindsey of Jamestown; a sister, Colleen (Hewitt) Meeder of Sherman; three nephews: Hewitt, Trenton and Chance Meeder; seven aunts: Jann Thomas, Kay (Thomas) Kennedy, Susan Tronolone, Sande Kiblin, Sue Kiblin, Kelly Kiblin and Nancy (James) Tasciotti; and three cousins: Greg (Melissa) Gormley, Katie (Matthew) Swanekamp and Rachel Gormley.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Eric Kiblin; a sister, Mary Jane Kiblin; maternal grandparents, Carl William Thomas and Betty Jane Thomas; and paternal grandparents, Thomas A. and Marguerite Kiblin.

A private family funeral service will be held. Visitation will not be observed.

A memorial service for Ryan and Emma will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19, in the Hall of Philosophy at Chautauqua Institution.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701; or to Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, 219 Bryant St., Buffalo, NY 14222.

You may light a candle of remembrance for Ryan and Emma at www.lindfuneralhome.com.