The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

July 14, 2013

Beatrice P. Riley


The Joplin Globe

MIAMI, Okla. — Beatrice P. Riley, age 101, of Miami, Okla., passed away July 11, 2013, at Eastwood Manor Nursing in Commerce, Okla.

She was born on Dec. 4, 1911, in Pineville, Mo., the daughter, of Joe & Nellie (Botts) Cook.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cleo Riley; two sons, Bobby Joe Riley and Larry Leon Riley; five brothers, Loyd Cook, Kenneth Cook, Ervin Cook, Otha Cook and Joe Cook, Jr.; six sisters, Glays Pitcher, Retha Edens, Marie Stoner, Ruth Blevins, Marian Landers and Betty Viles.

She is survived by a son, Jim Riley and his wife, Sue, of Miami, Okla.; eight grandsons, Gary Riley and his wife, Donna, of Fort Smith, Ark., Danny Riley and his wife, Teri, of Miami, Bruce Riley and his wife, Missy, of Clever, Mo., Philip Riley and his wife, Diane, of Springfield, Mo., Charles Riley and his wife, Yvonne, of Miami, Greg Riley, of Miami, Oklahoma, Mark Riley and his wife, Darcy of Miami, Oklahoma and Brad Riley and his wife, Dana of Miami, Oklahoma, 1 granddaughter, Susan Hylton of Tulsa; also surviving are great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Beatrice P. Riley will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, in Miami, with Pastor Dale Neal, officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m.  at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Gary Riley, Danny Riley, Bruce Riley, Philip Riley, Charles Riley, Greg Riley, Mark Riley and Brad Riley. Interment will be in Williams Timberhill Cemetery, west of Miami.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomas

funeralhomes.com.