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Walter Riley


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Posted Online: Feb. 13, 2013, 6:50 pm
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Walter Raymond Riley, 85, formerly of Port Byron, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. He was a resident of Copper Heights Assisted Living Facility, Mesa, Ariz.
No services will be held. Arrangements are by Abel Funeral Home, Phoenix, Ariz.
Born on June 1, 1927, in Bebier, Mo., he was the son of William Riley and Edith Anspach Riley.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Putt Riley; his parents, William and Edith Riley; his brother, Wayne Riley; and his grandson, Brian Perry.
He is survived by one daughter, Donna Perry (Wayne), Moline; one granddaughter, Jennifer Beard (Alan), East Moline; one great-grandson, Matthew Beard, East Moline; and two sisters, Louise Mugartegui (Larry), Olympia, Wash., and Anna Pitton (Dale, deceased) Seattle, Wash.














 



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