Oliver Riley, 80 Dies Saturday; Rites Tomprrow
Oliver Riley, 80, a lifetime resident of Mt. Vernon,
died at 6:45 p. m. at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
He resided at 308 south 12th. Mr. Riley worked for several
years in the Mt Vernon street department.
He was born May 11, 1877 in Mt. Vernon, the son of James and
Sarah (Ward) Riley. He was married to Mary Prinnell, who preceded
him in death April 14, 1949. He is survived by three sons, Fred of
Mt. Vernon, John of Ohio and Tony of Decatur, Ill., and three
daughters, Mrs. Dora Nichols and Mrs. Lucille Schreck of Mt. Vernon and
Mrs. Edith Wood of Dix. He is also survived by one step-son, Jeffie McCoy
of Mt. Vernon; one brother, John T. Riley and two sisters, Mrs. Lettie Burnette
and Mrs. Anna Cooley, all of Mt. Vernon. Mr. Riley is also survived by 14
grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Friends may call at Myers Chapel at any time. Funeral services will be
held at 3:00 p. m. Tuesday at Myers Chapel with the Reverend Lester Pifer
officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill cemetery.
Source: Mt Vernon Register-News
Date: Monday, June 17, 1957
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman