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Pauline Riley

   Pauline Riley, 104, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 5 in the comfort of her home in Chandler, Arizona.

   She was born Mary Pauline Hartman on April 20, 1917 in Wayne County, Indiana to Carl Henry and Lottie Mary Nolte Hartman. Pauline was a 1934 graduate of Whitewater High School.

   Pauline was retired from Holthouse Furniture. She was a life member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Richmond, where she served as the financial secretary from 1995-2006. Pauline began volunteering at Reid Hospital in 1995 and had more than 3,000 hours of service.  

   Pauline will be missed by her sons, Larry Riley & his wife, Tammi, and Mike Riley & his wife, Delores; four grandchildren, Ryan Riley, Ashley Cram, Michael Andrew Riley and Michael Lynn Riley; great-grandchildren, Maddie Riley, Ryder Riley, Crosby Vega, Savannah Cram; and several nieces & nephews.

   Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, husband, George Riley; grandson, Larry Lee Riley, Jr.; 4 sisters, Geneva Wehrley, Alice Brumbaugh, Florence Beard and Opal Hornbeck; and brother, Bill Hartman.

   A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 13 at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery.

   Memorial contributions are encouraged for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 121 South 18th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.


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She was a wonderful friend.

Diana Carter Canterbury Jan 18 2022 3:49 PM

Larry and Mike...Your memorial service to honor and remember your Mother was wonderful. She would be so proud of you. I truly loved Pauline. We had a very special relationship. I will always cherish my memories of our times together over the years and my last hug from her when I visited her in Arizona a couple years ago, I was blessed to have had her in my life. May God give you His peace as you grieve the loss of your unique Mother!
Laverne DeCamp


Laverne DeCamp Jun 15 2021 12:00 AM

Larry - Mike, So sad to see of your Mother's passing. Didn't realize that our Mom was about a month younger than yours. I'm sure that we went past your house a ba-zillion times in the '50s to get to Ft.City Wesleyan church 3 x's a week. I remember our high school baseball & basketball days with fondness. My prayers are with you & your families during this time of bereavement. May God be with you. Chuck Kenworthy

Chuck Kenworthy Jun 10 2021 12:00 AM