Mrs. Elizabeth Atwood "Betty" Ryan, age 84 of Hendersonville, passed away on the 27th of May, 2010 at her home. Mrs. Ryan was born the 28th of November, 1924 in Atlanta, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry John a Sea Captain and Harriett Atwood; and her husband, John G. Ryan. She is survived by many friends, neighbors, church family and beloved cat, "Coontail". She was employed by Nashville Memorial Hospital Credit Union for over 30 years. Her passions were feeding and caring for God's creatures, her greenhouse, reading, needlepoint and catalog shopping. She served as an election official, the Hendersonville Women's Club, The N.M.H. Auxiliary and was a member of her church's choir and also attended St. Timothy Lutheran Church. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, July 6, 2o10 at her church, The Church of St. Joseph of Arimathea in Hendersonville, TN. Inurnment will be in Arlington Cemetery in Atlanta, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to her church, the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation or the Nature Conservancy are suggested. Arrangements entrusted to Hendersonville Funeral Home, 615 824-3855.