Lillian B. Bryan
REED CITY — Lillian B. Bryan, 88, of Reed City, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Simon’s AFC Home. She was born April 19, 1923 in McBain to Ed and Amanda (Pollington) Mateman and attended school in McBain, graduating in 1941. Lillian married Danny D. Bryan on Oct. 15, 1947. He preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1997. She and her husband had owned the Reed Theatre in Reed City from 1965 to 1971. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a life member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She was a driver for the Commission on Aging and enjoyed dancing the polka and bingo.
Surviving are her children: Carol (Paul) Lewis of Hersey, and Robert (Belinda) Bryan of Vacaville, Calif., one brother, Lewis (Virginia) Mateman of Lake George.; sister-in-law Thelma Bryan of Florida, brother-in-law Dale Bennett of Reed City; three grandchildren, Angie (Jaime) Bellos of Grosse Pointe Farms, Matthew (Erin) Lewis of East Grand Rapids, and Stephanie Bryan of Marquette, three great grandchildren, Levi, Anthony and Jackson, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
A memorial service is being planned for May. Burial will be in Hersey Village Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to the McDowell Funeral Home.