Betty Riley

December 18, 1933-April 9, 2020


April 13, 2020 - 9:27 AM

Betty Riley

Betty Lee Riley, age 86 of Iola, Kansas, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020, at her home. Betty was born on Dec. 18, 1933, in Westphalia, the daughter of Maurice Nelson and Hazel Fern (Good) Borror.

Betty was a graduate of Garnett High School. On July 13, 1952, Betty married Wilbur L. Riley.  Betty and Wilbur were married for 42 years until his death in March of 1993.

Betty was a member of the Baptist Church. Betty had worked for 20 years at Gates Rubber until her retirement, prior to that she worked several years for Thompson Poultry. Betty loved to go dancing and listen to country music. Betty also enjoyed playing Bingo, and going to the casino. She was always dressed for success and could cook the best meals. 

Betty is survived by a daughter, Susan K. Sullivan and husband Rick of Iola; sister Rene Ann Martin of Nixa, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wilbur, sons Jack B. and Jerry Riley, daughters Kim D. Enabiofo and Teresa Riley, and two grandchildren, Stella and Melissa.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Highland Cemetery in Iola. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no visitation. Memorials have been suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at: Services were entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720


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