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Katherine L. Riley, 87

FEB. 3, 1925-DEC. 17, 2012

December 17, 2012
  • Katherine Lorraine Riley
Katherine Lorraine Riley

Katherine Lorraine "Kate" Riley, 87, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Coffman Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

She was born Feb. 3, 1925, in Hagerstown, to the late Elmer W. and Ina Gay Ziegler Kimble.

She was preceded in death by her three husbands, Robert Leo Gearhart in 1980, Paul E. Miller in 1983 and Henry E. Riley in 1993.

She was employed by Hagerstown Shoe Factory, Hagerstown, for 25 years until her retirement.

She was a member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Hagerstown.

She was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion Auxiliary of Hagerstown for 74 years and AMVETS Post 10 Auxiliary, Hagerstown.

Survivors include daughter, Gay Ellen Overstreet-Lyman of Hagerstown; son, Terry W. Gearhart of Hagerstown; son, Robert L. Gearhart of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Raymond Kimble Sr., Ernest W. Kimble and Calvin W. Kimble.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Wednesday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Gregg R. Meserole officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Coffman Nursing Home Activities Department, 1304 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.osbornefuneralhome.net.

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