They were married Dec. 22, 1951, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence.
Eugene served in the Army during the Korean War. He then graduated from Kansas University's School of Law and went into practice with his father. He continues to practice law in Lawrence. C.B. attended Kansas University. She is a homemaker.
The couple have six children, Jerry Riling, Mike Riling, Joanie Riling, Timothy Riling, Susie Brooks and Judy Riling, all of Lawrence. They have seven grandchildren.