Mona J. Ryser, 94, passed away on Thursday, September 21st. She was preceded in death by her son, Eric. She was an accomplished artist who worked in advertising. Her last place of employment was May Company in downtown Cleveland. She also worked at Higbees. She did commissioned portraits of people, pets, and houses. She was a much loved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by daughter Daun (Charles) Coffey, daughter-in-law Judy Ryser, grandchildren Audrey Ryser, Jason and Adam Fellows, great-grandaughter Kindle Fellows. There will be a celebration of her life at a later time for friends and family.

Share This Life, Choose Your Platform!


  1. Paul Martin September 24, 2023 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of her passing. From my (admittedly limited) interactions with her, she had sweet personality that lit up a room. My thoughts go out to Daun and Chuck.

  2. Steve Moroniak September 24, 2023 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    From my family to yours, we are very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and praying for healing during this difficult time.

  3. Roberta September 26, 2023 at 1:03 am - Reply

    Daun and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mona was one of those larger than life people. She was so creative and was never afraid to speak her mind. I just know that she and “Ruthie” are having s good laugh in heaven.

  4. phillip Ife September 26, 2023 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    my condolence

  5. Jennifer Stasko Jackson October 3, 2023 at 2:14 am - Reply

    I was so blessed to have Mona as my Grandma. I got to see her a few years ago, in her home I visited as a child, with my own daughter! As life goes on we lost touch, but she forever touched my heart, her love of art and flowers is truly imprinted in my soul, I thank my mother for sharing her with me. Her daughter Daun was also always so kind to me, a true gem. I thank Mona for being so sweet to me and for all the old cartoons I got to watch at her house. One of my most prized moments, memory and material item is that she painted and immortalized me at age 8, in the most beautiful portrait I will ever have the honor of being a part of; it’s once in a lifetime moments like that, that are so special.

    I have been thinking about her a lot lately, and was saddened to look her up and see her passing, but also happy she lived to 94, what a gal!

Leave A Comment