Ryan J. O'Meara, 43, of Carmel, passed away July 7, 2017 after an extended illness. Ryan was born in Indianapolis to Jim and Cheryl O'Meara. Ryan received a Bachelor's degree in nursing from Marian University. He was devoted to his patients and nursing care of the elderly. He was an accomplished guitar player, gardener and enjoyed fishing.
Ryan is survived by his parents and sister, Elizabeth (Bob) Ahlgrim; niece, Megan, and nephews, Robert and Colin; as well as extended family, friends and colleagues. He is predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
A memorial gathering will take place on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Leppert Mortuary - Nora Chapel, 740 E. 86th Street. A funeral service will be held at St. Luke Catholic Church Chapel, 7575 Holliday Dr. East, Indianapolis, on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11am.
Memorial contributions may be made to ALS of Indiana,in honor of Ryan's favorite patient, http://webin.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=IN_homepage
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I never knew you, Ryan, but I knew your parents quite well. In fact, I stood up at their wedding all those years ago. God speed, Ryan, and may God bless you on your new journey.
Ryan cared for two special patients of mine- Don and Clella Thompson. Don died about 5 years ago and Clella this past winter. When I saw Clella in the Brownsburg Health Care around Christmas, she mentioned Ryan to me again. She always had highest praises for the comfort and care and concern that Ryan had for her. I med Ryan one time and he was like a son to the Thompsons. I was very sad to learn of his passing and know that his life had touched many of us directly or indirectly. He made the lives of his Seniors better. I will pray for his family and ask that you cherish all the memories of the times you had with Ryan. God's Blessings, Karen D. Johns, M.D. Family Physician.
Jim, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Memories of lots of Saturdays with the O'Meara's reffing Carmel Dad's club basketball. I think every time I saw Ryan he had the same smiling face. You guys made a huge impact on many of the kids in Carmel. God bless you.
My heart goes out to Jim, Cheryl and the O'Meara family and friends of Ryan in your time of sorrow. I know Ryan has left you with many precious memories from his 43 short but full years with us. When death robs us of someone we love very much, it causes much sadness and grief. Our loving heavenly Father, "Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) Isaiah 33:24 guarantees us: "And no resident will say "I am sick," ever again. Revelations 21: 4 says: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." The family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to me contact me at my email address: email@example.com
Jim, Cheryl and family, our deepest sympathy on the death of your very handsome son. We are praying for you all and know that Ryan is now in God's care and arms. Joe Allman and Tamara Eaton.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Ryan will be missed by so many (no matter how far away in time or distance like me) who will never forget his vibrant smile. With my deepest sympathy, Matt Hillis
Jim we are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers. Steve and Tammra Stuckwisch
Ryan, an amazing nurse colleague of mine. Good heart, good soul and loved all his patients and colleagues. I am blessed to have been able to work with Ryan. May the Lord bless you with love and peace my friend, no more pain or suffering. Rest in peace. Amen xxoo
Jim and Cheryl, We are so sorry for your loss. Are hearts sank when we saw the obituary. We have such fond memories of the earlier days when our children were born. Cheryl you were always such a great mommy helper for Donna. Jim do you remember playing touch football at St Barnabas and City league softball? Your loss is close to us because we started out together over 40 years ago.
Be assured of our prayers for you. May God grant you grace and peace. Dave and Donna Steenbarger
I will remember my young cousin Ryan as a Gentle Kind Soul. Uncle Jim, Aunt Cheryl, Elizabeth and Family. I speak for Aunt Estelle and Uncle Moe, Pam, Frank Erin and Elizabeth our hearts are breaking for you all. There are no words. We love you. Pam
I never knew you ..but I knew your smile in the faces of Cheryl and Jim. Cheryl was my close friend in our ADPi sorority house at Michigan State University. Cheryl lent me her
wedding dress. Cheryl and Jim traveled to Naples, FL a few years ago to celebrate my husband's birthday. So while I never new you , your parents spoke lovingly of your gifts and the privilege of parenting you. You will so be missed.
Mary Bode Byrd and Jack Byrd
Jim, he looks so much like you but with a little more hair! I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss of your beloved Ryan. The illness is unrelenting. Peace and strength to your broken hearts. Dominique, Jamie, and Joe Fenner
Dear Ryan, you were such a dear friend and I will miss you very much. Such a special, kind, caring man that touched so many lives and made them better. Wish I could have helped make yours better. I'm glad you are at peace now, but so sad to lose you.
Dear friend, one lost way too early. All the knowledge, friendship you shared, we shall all miss you dearly. Condolences to the family. Till we meet again, rest easy.
Ryan, you will be greatly missed and always loved by all of our family. The best nurse I knew, he had it both not only book smarts but that caring spirit. He wouldn't give up on figuring out the problem for an ailment because he cared so much for his patients. My prayers go out to his family. Kelley Huizar Gray
Buddy, I am at a loss. I will cherish all the times we spent together. Peace brother. Miss and love ya.
Love you Ryan. You were one of the best nurses I know. Rest easy brother. My condolences to the family
Love you Ryan, will miss you dearly. God speed....so sorry to the family for your loss.
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