Mildred Louise Riley, age 90, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at the Fort Scott Manor nursing home surrounded by members of her family.
Mildred was born on Aug. 8, 1920, in Fort Scott, to George Piercey and Ethel Cupp Piercey. She lived her entire life in Fort Scott.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and attended that church for 81 years. She served as Sunday School Treasurer and teacher for several years.
Mildred loved to crochet and sew. All of the family loves Grandma Riley's blankets.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She will truly be missed.
Mildred married Allen "Bus" Riley on Jan. 25, 1939. To this union three children were born, Sharon, Donald and Tommy.
She is survived by son-in-law, Jerry Carlson of Olathe, Kan., and daughters-in-law, Mitzi Riley and Leah Riley of Fort Scott.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren with one more the way, two step-great-grandchildren and two step great-great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her three children as well as two sisters, Pauline Hickey and Rowena Pyle.
The family would like to especially thank Truchel Kastl, a granddaughter that spent many hours helping her through the years. Also they are thankful to the staff at Fort Scott Manor and Hospice.
Rev. Scott Moore conducted funeral services Monday morning, Sept. 20, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.
Burial followed in the Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorials in her memory are suggested to the Mildred Riley Memorial Fund and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.