Margaret Fullam Ryon, 87, a longtime resident of Chattanooga died on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.She was born on June 11, 1925 to the late Francis and Annie Fullam. She lived most of her life in Chattanooga and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio with her family when she was a senior in high school and graduated from Withrow High School. She attended the University of Cincinnati. After she married and returned to Chattanooga, she worked as a dental assistant with Dr. Charles B. Felts Sr. Margaret retired from Walter E. Boehm Birth Defect Center in 1988 where she worked side by side with Dr. Boehm, Sr. as he established the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defect Center. Margaret was a member of Concord Baptist Church for over 60 years. During her years of active church membership she was a soloist and a member of the Ladies Trio and served on various committees. She served on the following Board of Directors: Contact of Chattanooga and the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defect Center. She loved her family and home and she enjoyed playing the piano, singing and working in her flower gardens.Preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond "Stubby" Fullam and Francis L. "Sonny" Fullam.Survived by loving husband of 68 years, Edward Lindsay Ryon Sr. of Chattanooga; daughter, Janice Ryon (Bill) Lane, of Chattanooga; son, Edward Lindsay (Kaye) Ryon Jr., of Chattanooga; two sisters, Carolyn Fullam Trotta, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Barbara Fullam Rechel (Don), of Cincinnait, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Delma Fullam, of Cincinnati, Ohio and Barbara Fullam, of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, Geoffrey Ryon (Abbi) Lane, Rebecca Lane (Vince) Swingle, Melody Ryon Gentry (Paul) and Janna Leigh Ryon; three great-grandchildren; cousin, Ron Fullam and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2012 , at the East Brainerd Chapel with Dr. David King and Rev. Bob Secrest officiating. Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Active Ppallberarers will be Jim Rechel, David Rechel, Tom Rechel, Michael Trotta, Brian Trotta, and Ryon Lane.The family will receive friends from5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 201, at the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416, The Mission Fund at Concord Baptist Church, 7025 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421, Tennessee Baptist Childrens Home, 6623 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421, or to Contact of Chattanooga, 6221 Vance Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist East Brainerd Chapel, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.