Riley Graham Severns
ROCHESTER, IL - Riley Graham Severns, 15, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., as a result of an accident.
Riley was born Nov. 3, 1997, in Alton, the son of Richard L. "Rick" and Dana Gibson Severns.
Riley attended Rochester High School where he played football and pole vaulted on the track team. He enjoyed skateboarding, BMX biking, golfing and hanging out with friends. He loved music and was constantly singing. He was a member of Rochester Christian Church where he was active in the youth group.
He is survived by his parents, Rick and Dana Severns of Rochester; brother, Rorey, and sister, Ellie Severns, both of Rochester; grandparents, Jim and Sandy Thacker Gibson of Taylorville and Russ and Angie Severns of Oakford; and two aunts, Deborah (Steve) Selby of Athens and Teresa (partner, Renee Holt) Severns of Greenview.
There will be a visitation for high school students from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, followed by a public visitation from 4-7 p.m. at Rochester Christian Church. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Rochester Christian Church with Rev. Brad Ferris officiating. Burial will follow at Rochester Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made out to Inner City Missions of Springfield, Ill., and/or to Dinner Seasoned with Love of Taylorville, Ill.
Wilson Park Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Rochester, IL 62563 is in charge of arrangements. Visit our online obituary at www.wilsonparkfuneralhome.com.
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