Dorothy RILEY

Dorothy Eileen


Dorothy Eileen Riley, 96, Springfield, died February 17, 2014, at the Villa Health Care East in Sherman, Illinois.

She was born October 17, 1917, in Springfield to Harrison and Lena Bomke Noble. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1936 and worked a number of years at Myers Brothers Department Store. She later worked at Consumer Credit Union for 18 years until she retired.

She married Harold G. Riley June 21, 1941. They raised two children and were well-respected members of the community and particularly their North Second Street neighborhood.

Dorothy was for years a member of Elliott Avenue Baptist Church, and more recently, Grace Lutheran Church in Springfield. She was active for many years in various organizations, including the Springfield High School Class of '36 Ladies Lunch Brunch, Beta Sigma Phi, Enos School PTA, Elliott Avenue Ladies Aid, Fidelis Mission Circle, and the Forget Me Not Bunko Club.

Dorothy will be remembered for her sweet disposition, her care and concern for others, and her commitment to family and friends. She lived to see her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren come into the world and was fortunate to share happy moments with all of them. Her life was blessed, and was for her family a blessing.

Her parents, her husband, Harold, her daughter-in-law, Patricia K. Riley, and two nephews preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Carol A. Morris (Isaac "Marty"), Springfield, and Robert M. Riley, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; six grandchildren, Kristen Irving (Todd), Springfield, Jennifer Kramer, Springfield, Isaac M. Morris, Jr., (Mayuko), Dallas, Texas, Michael H. Riley (Amanda) and Meghan A. Riley, Buffalo Grove, IL; and Ashley Streck (Jim), Pleasant Plains, Ill. She has nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service officiated by Rev. Thomas B. Christell, Jr., of Historic Grace Lutheran Church, will be on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 12 noon, at Bisch & Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen St., Springfield, IL 62703. The family will receive guests from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Please share in Dorothy's "Life Remembered Story" at

Funeral Home

Bisch & Son Funeral Home
505 East Allen Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 544-5424

Published in The State Journal-Register on Feb. 20, 2014