ROANOKE- Doris May Riley, 86, of Metamora, formerly
of Roanoke, passed away at 12:00 AM on January 18, at Snyder
Village in Metamora.
She was born in Eureka on September 6, 1927, a daughter of
Christian S. and Amelia Hartman Reeser.
She married James F. Riley on October 17, 1948 in Benson. He
preceded her in death in 1997.
Survivng are her son; Larry F. (Kim) Riley, Tucson, AZ; her
daughter, Jean A. (Tom) Herrick, of Metamora; her sister, Shirley
Shulthes of Palo Alto, CA; 4 grandchildren, and 6
She was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Reeser.
Doris graduated from Mennonite School of Nursing in Bloomington
in 1948. She worked for the Nichol Clinic in Eureka for several
years. She later worked in various capacities at the Eureka
Hospital for almost 30 years, retiring as an O/R nurse. She was a
lifelong member of the Roanoke United Methodist Church where she
was active in the women's club. She enjoyed doing crafts and most
of all spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren
Memorial Services will be at 11 AM on Saturday, February 1, 2014
at the Roanoke United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 4-7
PM at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke on Friday
January 31, 2014 and 1 hour prior to the service at church.
Cremation has been accorded and burial of ashes will be at a later
Memorials can be directed to the Roanoke United Methodist Church
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