Obituaries

Obituaries

Lawrence Melvin Riley 1929 - 2008 Lawrence

Services for Lawrence Melvin Riley, 78, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the veterans section of Oak Hill Cemetery.Mr. Riley died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in Topeka.He was born March 17, 1929, in Bartlesville, Okla., the son of Lawrence Edgar and Mabel May Gregg Riley. Mr. Riley served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked for Lawrence Paper Co., All Star Dairy and Hy-Vee. He also worked for the De Soto school district as a bus driver. He was a member of the North Lawrence Christian Church. He married Rosieleta Albert on Nov. 12, 1956, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons; Leslie Riley, Topeka, and Mike Riley, of Lawrence; three daughters, Sandra Patterson, Rose Marie Brown, and Kathleen Riley, all of Lawrence; one sister, Dolly Mark, of Lawrence; 23 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.One son, Melvin Riley, three brothers, Lloyd, Ralph, and Marvin, and two sisters Opal Riley and Pat Paterson, died earlier.Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost funeral home, where the family will receive them from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. today.The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Melvin Riley Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent to <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.