Ryan A. Shinabery passed away at the age of 45 at his home in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.  He was born in Celina on April 24, 1978. 

Ryan is survived by his mother Deborah “Debbie” (Edward “Ed”) Siefring of Celina.  He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry R. Shinabery, Sr., who passed away on October 27, 1984.  Ryan adored his children, Anya (Kirsten Kendrick) Shinabery of Ann Arbor, Michigan, who he had with Jill Kruse of Springfield, Ohio; Micah Shinabery of Alvarado, Texas, who he had with Heather Harris-Shinabery of Alvarado, Texas, together they also shared an infant daughter, Julia Shinabery, who preceded him in death; and he is also survived by a son, Jackson Shinabery of Arlington, Texas.

Ryan is also survived by a brother, Jay (Lindsay) Shinabery of Celina; grandmother, Dorothy Schmitt of Celina; aunts and uncles, Kathy (Gary) Parker of Celina, Larry (Mona) Shinabery of Celina, Sandra (Terry) Lewis of Indianapolis, Steve (Kris) Shinabery of St. Marys, Bruce (Chris) Shinabery of Minster, and Susan (Marvin) Buschor of Coldwater; as well as a niece Macy Shinabery; nephews, Kody Shinabery and Louden Muether; and a very close and special friend Han Bich and her son Bo from Vietnam.  

Ryan was also preceded in death by a grandfather, Jack Schmitt; grandparents Richard and Irene Shinabery; an aunt, Tammy Schmitt Snyder; and a cousin, Greg Parker. 

After graduating from Celina High School in 1997, Ryan went on to receive an associates degree in photography from OIPT in Dayton in 2000.  Ryan worked as a senior sales manager for ten years at Curbell Plastics Inc. in Arlington, Texas. 

Ryan loved coaching his son Micah in hockey and enjoyed anything hockey related as well as time he spent fishing.  He was a true people person, he enjoyed going to work daily and was known for loving his job.  Ryan created a family both at work and in his experiences with his son through hockey.  Most important to Ryan was being a dad, he was a great father; he was a constant source of encouragement to his kids and an inspiration.  He provided his kids with joy and laughter and taught them the value of hard work, dedication, and integrity.  Ryan’s joy of life extended beyond his immediate family, it included his work family and hockey family.  He provided strength and guidance to others, offering a helping hand and an open heart to anyone in need; his kindness touched the lives of many.  He truly loved his family, all the wonderful friends he made throughout the years, his work family and his hockey family and he will be missed deeply by them all.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina. 

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 am on Friday, June 2, 2023 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Celina with Fr. John Tonkin officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9:00 am – 10:00 am at the funeral home on Friday morning. 

Interment will follow the Mass of Christian Burial and take place at Mercer Memory Gardens in Celina. 

Memorial contributions can be made in Ryan’s honor to The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and/or also to Live, Love, Ice Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas. 

Cisco Funeral Homes of Celina & St. Marys are honored to care for Ryan and his family. To pay respects and to leave online condolences or memories, visit  or the Cisco Funeral Home Facebook page.


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