Lura Lynn Ryan buried in private service

June 29, 2011 7:34:40 PM PDT
Former Governor Jim Thompson says a private funeral service for former Illinois first lady Lura Ryan was held Wednesday.

A public gathering for Ryan will be held Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m at Schreffler Funeral Homes, 1900 W. Court Street in Kankakee.

Mrs. Ryan died Monday night after a long battle with cancer at the age of 76.

Her husband, former governor George Ryan, was released from federal prison to be by her side when she died.