Louise Riley


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Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 7:45 pm
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Louise M. Riley, 85, of Geneseo, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Ottawa Pavilion, Ottawa, Ill.
A funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, at St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Geneseo. Father Michael Pakula will celebrate. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Visitation for Louise will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Vandemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Geneseo, where a rosary will be held at 2:45 p.m. Memorials may be left to the American Cancer Society or Geneseo Food Pantry.
Louise was born on Oct. 18, 1927, in Moline, to Meadard and Bertha Timmerman Boeckaert. She graduated from St. Mary's School, Moline, in 1945, and St. Anthony's School of Nursing in 1947. On Aug. 18, 1951, she was united in marriage to Charles R. Riley in Moline, and he preceded her in death 2002.
She spent many years working as a registered nurse at the Good Samaritan Village in Geneseo, Hillcrest Home in Geneseo and St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Lacon, Ill.
Louise was a member of St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary Society and Rock Island Family Campers. She enjoyed her exercise group at the community center, camping, knitting, crocheting and reading.
Louise is survived by five sons, Thomas Riley, Santa Fe, N.M., Joseph (Susan) Riley, East Moline, Michael Riley, Glendale, Ariz., Pete (Deb) Riley, Peoria, Ill., Robert (Jolanda) Riley, Mt. Vernon, Ill.; three daughters, Peggy (Ron) Renz, Utica, Ill., Mary B. Riley and Mike Genthner, Ashfield, Mass., Barbara (Robert) Budnik, Palmer, Alaska; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; and her sister, Mary VanLanduyt.
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