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Shiloh United Church of Christ
Thursday September 22nd, 2016
10:00am - 11:00am

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Shiloh United Church of Christ
Thursday September 22nd, 2016

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Nancy May Riley


Nancy M. Riley, age 90, 21 Elm Street, Danville, died at 4:16 a. m. Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Grandview Nursing & Rehabilitation, Danville, where she was guest since June 28, 2016. She had been in failing health for the past year.

Born in Mahoning Township, Montour County on May 15, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Edward V. and Anna (Keller) Fisk. She spent most of her life in the Danville area and was a 1944 graduate of Danville High School. She then attended the former Bloomsburg State Teachers College, where she graduated in 1949.

Nancy taught elementary school and also some middle school in the Danville School District for 33 years, retiring in 1982.

She was a longtime member of the Shiloh United Church of Christ, where she was involved with the food bank and also founded the "Book Worms" group.

Nancy was active in many things in her life time, including the Mahoning Township election board; former Danville Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; Activities Director of the Washies Fire Company Playground; Friends of the Thomas Beaver Free Library; Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble; teaching swimming at the YMCA; and serving as a lifeguard at Sunnybrook Park.  For over 20 years she traveled to Stratford, Canada for the annual Shakespeare Festival.

She and her husband traveled extensively, visiting such places as Antarctica; China, Europe; Ireland; Egypt; Canada; Hawaii; Alaska; and most of the other 48 states.

Surviving are her husband, Robert H. Riley, with whom she celebrated 67 years of marriage on June 26, 2016; three children: Robert Fisk Riley, and his wife Julie, Danville; Patricia Ann Fallon, Danville; Richard Edward Riley and his partner, Lori Roberts, Catawissa; six grandchildren: Nancy Fallon; Andrew Fallon; Bethany Riley; Robert Riley; Micaela Riley; Keith Riley; one great-granddaughter, Isla Holt; and a brother, Frank Fisk, and his wife Mary Liz, Bloomsburg.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a. am. in Shiloh United Church of Christ, 500 Bloom Street, Danville, with her pastor, Rev. Mary B. Schmotzer officiating.  Interment will immediately follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 10- 11 a. m.

The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be sent to either the Thomas Beaver Free Library, 205 Ferry St., Danville or to the Shiloh United Church of Christ, 500 Bloom St., Danville, PA 17821.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home,. 715 Bloom Road, Danville.


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Nancy was a great colleague, a very dynamic person. It was a privilege to know her and to have had her children and grandchildren in my classes. She will always be remembered by those who knew her. May she be with God in his eternal kingdom.

Carl Romanski Sep 28 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you Barry and Tracy for remembering our Mom. She was very fond of you!!!

Patty Fallon Sep 22 2016 12:00 AM

I will always appreciate what a good teacher Mrs. Riley was at Mahoning-Cooper.

Glen Leighow Sep 21 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you Glen. She wanted to be a teacher since a child. I'm sure you got a good education that year from her.

Patty Fallon Sep 21 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Riley

Barry and Tracy Sudol and kids. Sep 21 2016 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. We are not able to attend her memorial but will be with you in thought. She was a wonderful lady who will be missed. Sending love and prayers ....

Barry and Tracy Sudol Sep 21 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Riley

Tom and Arlene Kline Sep 20 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you Carole. Swimming made her very happy.

Patty Fallon Sep 20 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you Pat and Jim. Please don't feel badly. She had great memories of her friends.

Patty Fallon Sep 20 2016 12:00 AM

I will always remember this beautiful lady who taught me how to swim,,,

Carole Sep 19 2016 12:00 AM

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