Betty Jean Riley


Betty Jean Riley, 86, of West Liberty, passed away Friday afternoon, Aug. 15, 2014, at Green Hills Inn, West Liberty.

She was born in West Liberty on April 29, 1928, to the late Lloyd Schneider and Mildred Ricketts Tracy.

Betty married Joseph Scott Riley on Oct. 6, 1945, in Urbana, and he preceded her in death March 11, 2009. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Tracy; stepson, Donald Riley; a stepdaughter, Helen Moody; and granddaughter, Denise Herron Boggs.

A homemaker and member of the West Liberty United Church of Christ, Betty enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, reading books, traveling and spending time with her cat, Cleo.

Betty is survived by her children, Danny (Sue) Riley of South Dartmouth, Mass., Linda (Keith) Stidham of Cable, Carol (Jim) Huffman of Bellefontaine and Chris (Paula) Riley of Alexandria, Ky.; 14 grandchildren, Craig Herron, Danielle Riley, Todd Young, Charly Riley, Cayman Riley, Donnie Riley, Lynn Cremeans, Rodney Riley, Scott Riley, Tammy Graham, Cindy Corwin, Debbie Riesinger, Mike Riesinger and Randy Moody; many great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale (Joyce) Tracy of Bellefontaine; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Brown of Urbana.

Visitation is one hour prior to a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.

Memorial contributions may be made to Green Hills Inn, 6559 S. U.S. Route 68, West Liberty 43357; or to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin 43017.

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