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Betty Riley, 70 - October 01, 2008


Betty L Riley, 70, of Kearney, formerly of Gothenburg, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services were held on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg. Burial took place at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
Riley was born on Dec. 12, 1937, at Bellefontaine, OH, to Arthur Edward and Helen May (Rhodes) Moon. She grew up in Bellefontaine and graduated from high school at the age of 16.
On May 12, 1962, she was united in marriage to William E. Riley at Bellefontaine. She later lived at Lexington, KY, and Lewisville, IN.
She and her husband had moved to Gothenburg in 1979 where she lived until moving to Kearney in 1996.
Riley worked as a nurse’s aid and was an active member of the WM Women, where she served as president for several years at Family Tabernacle.
She enjoyed making flower arrangements, singing and listening to the Gaither Vocal Group, according to family members.
Riley was preceded in death by: her parents, Arthur and Helen; her husband, Bill on Oct. 6, 1987; four brothers—Bob, Harold, Frank and Chuck; a grandson, Daniel; a nephew, Bobby.
?Survivors include: her son, Michael William (Chris Eve) Riley of Chula Vista, CA; her two daughters—Leslie Jody (Marion K.) Bodey of Kearney and Michelle Lee (Paul Brenner) Mosley of Minden; five grandchildren—Chris (Heidi) Galas of Gothenburg, Julie Shipley of Kearney, Nicole Galas of Virginia, Kersten and Kelsee Mosley of Minden; three great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters—Nancy Moon, Donna Moon, Ruth Moon, Bud (Ann) Moon, Fred (Jean) Moon, Kay Moon, Vicky (Dean) Dodd and Phyllis Kay Moon; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the family: c/o Michelle Mosley, 103 East Third St., Minden, NE 68959.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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