Betty Jean Riley, 86, of West Liberty, passed away Friday afternoon, August 15, 2014 at Green Hills Inn, West Liberty. She was born in West Liberty on April 29, 1928 to the late Lloyd Schneider and Mildred (Ricketts) Tracy. Betty married Joseph Scott Riley on October 6, 1945 in Urbana and he preceded her in death on March 11, 2009. She was also preceded in death by a brother Robert Tracy and step-son Donald Riley, a step-daughter Helen Moody and granddaughter Denise (Herron) Boggs.
Betty was a homemaker and a member of the West Liberty United Church of Christ. She enjoyed playing Bingo, crocheting, reading books, traveling and spending time with her cat Cleo.
Betty is survived by her children, Danny (Sue) Riley of South Dartmouth, MA, Linda (Keith) Stidham of Cable, Carol (Jim) Huffman of Bellefontaine and Chris (Paula) Riley of Alexandria, KY; 14 grandchildren: Craig Herron, Danielle Riley, Todd Young, Charly Riley, Cayman Riley, Donnie Riley, Lynn Cremeans, Rodney Riley, Scott Riley, Tammy Graham, Cindy Corwin, Debbie Riesinger, Mike Riesinger and Randy Moody; many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; a brother Dale (Joyce) Tracy of Bellefontaine and a sister-in-law Dorothy Brown of Urbana.
A memorial service for Betty will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:30AM at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty where visitation will be held one hour prior. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Green Hills Inn, 6559 US Hwy 68 South, West Liberty, OH 43357 or to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.