Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Joan Grant Riley, 92, of Willshire, died at 8:10 a.m. June 11, 2012, at Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born April 13, 1920, in Van Wert, to Harry and Laura Kiger Grant. On July 27, 1940, she married Eugene Riley, who died Aug. 31, 2004.
Surviving are two sons, Mike (Janet) Riley and Van Riley, all of Rockford; a daughter, Deatra (Doug) Evans, Medina; a sister, Debby Pflum, Napierville, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was a member of Willshire Union United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star. She also attended Rockford United Methodist Church.
Services will be noon Thursday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, with Pastor Chip Steffy officiating. Burial will follow at Willshire Cemetery.
Calling is after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Maplewood of Shanes Village Activity Fund or State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at ketchamripley.com.