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Mary Frances Riley

Mary Frances Riley, 84, formerly of Rantoul, passed away at 9:04 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home, Mattoon.


Mary was born August 30, 1934 in Beecher City, IL the daughter of Samuel R and Bertha A (Whitacre) Miller.  She married John D. Riley at the Beecher City Church of Christ on September 5, 1953.


Mary is survived by her husband, John D. Riley of Monticello, formerly of Rantoul; daughters, Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Fairchild of Monticello, Linda (Glen) Roberts of Champaign; sons, Dennis (Angela) Riley of Charleston, John David (Xin) Riley of Urbana, Scott (Dawn) Riley of Lakewood, CO; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ray Miller of Streamwood, Frank (Bonnie) Miller of Beecher City; and sister-in-law Aileen Miller of Shelbyville.  


She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Dorothy Mawyer, brother George Miller, and sister-in-law Nora Ellen Miller.


Mary was a homemaker and a day care provider.  She was a charter member of the Rantoul Christian Church.


Memorial services will be Sunday, December 16, at the Monticello United Methodist Church, 2020 E. Washington St., with the Rev. Kathy Sweet officiating.  Visitation is from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 5:00.


Interment will be held in Hubbartt Cemetery, Beecher City, at a later date.


Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.


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