Mary L. Riley

Mary L. Riley, 72, of Anna, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Union County Hospital in Anna.

She was born on June 12, 1945, in Jonesboro, the daughter of David William and Mary Jensen Karraker.

She married James R. Riley on May 5, 1961, in Anna.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James R. Riley of Anna; four children, Cathy Ann Acosta of Chicago, James R. Jr. (Jody) Riley of Townville, Pa., David (Tracy) Riley of Langhorne, Pa., and Ralph Adam Riley of Anna; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; other family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a faithful member of Lockard Chapel Baptist Church in Jonesboro for over 20 years. She loved to sing and regularly was the song leader for services.

Funeral services for Mrs. Riley were at noon Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Jack Richardson officiating. As per her wishes, cremation will follow.

Memorials can be made to Lockard Chapel Baptist Church.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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