Lewis B. Riley - 83

2/15/1934 - 1/21/2018

Stillman Valley, IL

Lewis B. Riley, age 83, of Stillman Valley passed away on Sunday January 21, 2018 in his home. He was born in Melvern, KS, on February 15, 1934, the son of Odis and Effie (DeForest) Riley. Lewis graduated high school in Hazel Park, MI. After high school, he joined the United States Air Force. Lewis married Myrna Norman on August 30, 1958 in Tangier, IN. After the Air Force, he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration for 37 years spending the last 18 years of his career as the air traffic control manager at the Rockford International Airport. Lewis and Myrna attended Kishwaukee Community Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Stillman Valley. In his retirement, Lewis enjoyed art. He volunteered as a docent at the Rockford Art Museum and taught numerous children and adults art classes. Lewis is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Myrna Riley of Stillman Valley; children, Tammy (Dan) Thompson of Roscoe and Michael (Julie) Riley of Bloomington, IL; siblings, Jerry (Mary) Riley of Converse, TX and Alice Lee of North Glenn, CO; grandchildren, Megan Riley, Miles Riley, Brendan Riley, and Nathan Thompson; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Theodore Riley. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Kishwaukee Community Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Stillman Valley with Pastor Eric Tonjes officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 AM prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Kishwaukee Cemetery. A memorial fund is established for the church.

Visitation:

9:30 - 11:00 AM Saturday January 27, 2018 at Kishwaukee Community Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Stillman Valley

Service:

11:00 AM Saturday January 27, 2018 at Kishwaukee Community Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Stillman Valley

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