Betty W. Riley, 81

January 02, 2009

NOV. 15, 1927-DEC. 31, 2008

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Betty W. Riley, 81, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.

Born Nov. 15, 1927, in Charles Town, she was the daughter of the late Herman W. Willis and Berenice Stanley Willis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. "Jim" Riley.

She formerly served as librarian at Charles Town Senior High School.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, serving in numerous capacities including district treasurer for the Women's Society of Christian Service.

She also was a member of Jefferson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie S. Ballenger of Millville, W.Va.; one son, Dr. Richard L. Riley of Davie, Fla.; four grandchildren, Sheila Spangler, Suzanna Brady, Stefanie Longerbeam and Sarah Riley; six great-grandchildren; and one cousin.


Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Charles Town. Henry Christie will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Independent Fire Co., P.O. Box 925, Charles Town, WV 25414 or to Jefferson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 300 S. Preston St., Ranson, WV 25438.

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