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Riley, Margaret Mae

Riley, Margaret Mae

July 20, 1926 — January 21, 2022

Margaret Mae Riley of Raytown, Mo. passed peacefully on Friday, Jan. 21st, 2022. She joins her heavenly family and beloved husband Robert E. Riley. They will celebrate their 75th Wedding Anniversary in heaven. Margaret was born in Brunswick, Missouri on July 20th, 1926 to Vernon Masters and Freda (Kolas) Masters. She graduated from Manual High School in Kansas City during WWII. She worked for Hallmark and Sears & Roebuck. She married Robert (Tince) on February 9th, 1947 who proclaimed he would marry her in grade school. They started a home building business and built many homes in the area.  Margaret contributed in countless ways from keeping the books to preparing contracts. This was secondary to being a wife,  mother, aunt and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Helen and brother-in-law Elmer Raisbeck, nephew Elmer Jr., brother Vernon and sister-in-law Rosemary Masters, brother-in-law William and sister-in-law Caroline Riley, nephews Patrick and Michael Riley. She was our family’s last survivor of The Greatest Generation. She is survived by daughter Linda Riley Riggs and granddaughter Sarah (Riggs) Schartau (Shane) and great grandson Colby, daughter Beverly (Riley) Mettlen (Dean), grandson Justin Mettlen (Lorinda), and granddaughter Lisa (Mettlen) Kearney (Jason), and several nephews and nieces. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. and memorial service at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28th at Ascension Lutheran Church, 4900 Blue Ridge, Independence, Mo. Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery, 83rd and Hillcrest, Kansas City, Mo. In-lieu of flowers family suggests contributions to Ascension Lutheran Church.

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Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. and memorial service at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28th at Ascension Lutheran Church, 4900 Blue Ridge, Independence, Mo. Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery, 83rd and Hillcrest, Kansas City, Mo. In-lieu of flowers family suggests contributions to Ascension Lutheran Church.

Riley, Margaret Mae's Guestbook

The Riley’s love story should be the example of what true love looks like. I hope it is written somewhere except in minds of family. They not only loved each other but their family, their church, their country and their community. They put their generous support behind each. They were very “Special People”

Charlotte Belger

Linda: I know how close you were with your parents so I know how hard this has been for you. Please accept my condolences and know you and the entire family are in my thoughts.

jeff nessel

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