Dateline: October 24, 2002


Funeral services for Louise Riley, age 88, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 18, 2002, in Robertson Chapel of Memories with Rev. Bryan Knowles, Pastor of Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon, officiating.  Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., in Clarendon.

Mrs. Riley died Wednesday, October 16, 2002, in Clarendon.  She was born in Blue, Oklahoma, on August 15, 1914, to Jenny and Tas Stone.  The family moved from Blue, Oklahoma, to the Paducah area, then to Silverton before settling in Clarendon.  She married Pete Riley on January 4, 1936.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1987 and a brother, George Stone, in 2001.  She worked in several dry good stores in Clarendon over the years until purchasing a gas station/antique shop with her husband in 1975 after retiring from farming. After her husbandís death, she operated the shop until earlier this year.  She was a loving and caring mother, family member, and friend.  She will be remembered for having a strong work ethic, for a wonderful sense of humor, for her dedication to family, as a person of integrity, and for her love of plants and flowers.  She was loved very much by her family, and her presence will be missed beyond words.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Riley and wife Debbie of Amarillo; two brothers, Jay Stone and wife Ola of Clarendon, and Kenneth Stone and wife Liz of Howardwick; one sister, Sue Hardage and husband Truett of Altus, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Crystal Riley of Dallas and Brent Riley of Amarillo; two nieces, Susie Hardage and Becky Bills; two nephews, Rod Stone and Charlie Hardage; and one great niece, Heather Churchwill.

Casket bearers were Rance Gregory, Billy Ray Johnston, Dean Percival, Russell Keown, Turner Caldwell, and Barry Tyler.

The family requests that memorials be to the American Cancer Society or BSA Hospice.

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