JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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Oliver Riley
 
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



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