William Riley

11/3/2012

ELKHART — William Eldon Riley, 77, of Elkhart, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo.

ELKHART — William Eldon Riley, 77, of Elkhart, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo.

He was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Morton County, to William Cephus and Evalena Callan Riley. He graduated from Elkhart High School.

A lifetime resident of Morton County, Mr. Riley farmed and worked at the Morton County Road Department, operating a road maintainer.

On Dec. 2, 1966, he married Marietta Doyle in Elkhart. She survives. Other survivors include his children, Debra Craig and William Brent Riley, both of Denver, Karen Kalynn Scott of Guymon, Okla., and Terry Allan Riley of Fayetteville, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Leon Riley; and a grandson.

Funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at Church of the Nazarene in Elkhart. Burial will be at Elkhart Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. Memorials are suggested to Church of the Nazarene, in care of the funeral home, Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.

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