Sunday, December 11, 2016

Obituary -- Barbara Jayne Riley 1938-2016

Barbara Jayne Riley, 78, of Ravenwood, MO, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016, in Maryville, MO, with family at her side. 

Barbara was born on November 5th, 1938, to Catherine Lutgen Luke and Lawrence Vincent Luke. She married the love of her life John Lewis Riley on May 2nd, 1959, at St Mary's Catholic Church Maryville Mo. 

Preceded in death were her parents, grand parents Tom and Francis Luke, and Henry and Lydia Lutgen. Mother and father in law Tom and Vivian Riley and Brother in law George Riley. 

She leaves behind loved ones near to her heart; John Riley (husband), Sheila Riley, Lees Summit Mo, Marcia (David) Wolf, Barnard MO, Tricia (Jeff) Wiederholt, Ravenwood MO, Mike (Alison) Riley, Lees Summit Mo. 

Grandchildren; Brandon (Brandy) Wolf, Shannon (Tyreek) Harry, Justin (Courtney Deene, Fiancee), Adam (Cassie) Wiederholt, Ryan (Kacie) Wiederholt, Kristen Wiederholt, Regan Riley, John Riley, Grace Riley. 

Great grandchildren; Tyshawn and Trenton Harry, Gage and Makenna Wolf and Lucie Wiederholt, Siblings; Agnes (Bill) Meyer, Maryville, Sharon (Bernard) Riley, Ravenwood, Larry (Caren) Luke, Raymore MO, Leo (Linda) Riley, Liberal Ks, Mary Riley, St Joseph MO. 

After marriage she lived on the farm with her husband and spent her life devoted to him and their children enjoying living life to the fullest everyday, while teaching their children the many values and qualities that she portrayed in life. One being always to show gratitude to others for their kindness. 

She was blessed with living the "Life of Riley" while being married to her best friend of 57 years. 

Traveling the country was second nature to her. A few of her favorites were Alaska and Breckenridge, Colorado. Texas was her 2nd home where she enjoyed spending time with her husband and numerous friends during her retirement. 

She loved spending time camping and swimming, and passed that love on to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

To pass the time, she enjoyed oil painting and crocheting just to give away the projects to the ones she loved. 

She was a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. We find comfort in knowing that she's "On The Road Again" on her trip to heaven with "The Wind At Her Back". She went to heaven to be an angel, but she had already been our angel here on earth. 

The celebration of life will include a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, at the St. Columba Catholic Church, Conception Jct. Mo. The burial will follow in the St. Columba Cemetery Conception, Mo. 

A parish and family rosary will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday December 13th, 2016 at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville Mo. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to AseraCare Hospice, Savannah Mo, or St. Columba Catholic Church Parish. 

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