403 Forbidden

Gerald Riley

Gerald Riley

Sunday, December 14th, 1941 Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Gerald Riley, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Gerald Riley with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


Obituary for Gerald Riley

Gerald Riley, age 77, of Linwood, KS passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at his home. Visitation will be 6-8pm Monday July 22nd at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 11am Tuesday, July 23rd, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence, KS burial will follow in the Saint John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Aliceville, KS. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Stephen Ministries.
Gerald was born on December 14, 1941 on a farm north of Mont Ida, Kansas to parents Johnnie & Lillie (Horst) Riley. He attended a one room school at Maple Grove, KS. and later graduated from Westphalia High School. Gerald served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, he enjoyed traveling to many exotic places while serving four years in the Air Force. Gerald married Bev Hiatt Riley on July 1, 1967 at Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Aliceville, they grew up together, as Bev was 15 and Gerald was 19 when they first started dating. Gerald drove a Ready Mix Truck in Kansas City for many years before taking a job working maintenance for the Basehor-Linwood School District. Gerald loved this job, as he liked children and fixing things for children, it was a perfect job for him. He retired from the School District to babysit his grandchildren Liam and Mena.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister Lillie Joann, and sisters Donna Arbuckle and Betty Young.
Survivors include his wife Bev Riley of the home, daughter Cindy Reeves and her husband Justin of Linwood, KS., two grandchildren Mena and Liam Reeves, sisters Martha Henry of rural Centropolis, KS and two brothers, Larry and Gary Riley of Iola, KS.

Read Less

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Alden Harrington Funeral Home
    214 Oak Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, July 22nd, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    1245 New Hampshire St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
  • Interment

    St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery
    2160 10th Rd.
    The Cemetery is 1 mile north & 1 1/2miles west of Aliceville, KS.
    Aliceville, KS
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |

Photos & Videos

Photo Album


Donations are being accepted for: STEPHEN MINISTRIES.

Purchase Flowers

Consider providing a gift of comfort for the family of Gerald Riley by sending flowers.

Purchase Flowers

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Gerald. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Gestures of Sympathy

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo to your condolence?

Donna McCarty

Beverly & Cindy. So sorry to hear of your loss. It was wonderful seeing Gerald and you and Westphalia's 100th Alumni celebration. As a neighbor and fellow student at Maple Grove, I only fond memories. He will be missed. Donna Pracht McCarty
Comment | Posted at 03:20pm via Condolence

Kristan Ibach

Bev, Cindy, Mena, Liam-
I am so sorry!!! Sending love, hugs and prayers!!! Love you!!! Kristan
Comment | Posted at 07:24pm via Condolence

Larry Booth

Bev and Cindy and family,
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember Gerald for that smile he had and his willingness and ability to help anyone in any way he could. He was truly a great man. Prayers and thoughts for all of you.
Larry Booth
Comment | Posted at 03:17pm via Condolence

Marina Cooley

Bev, so sorry about the loss of your husband, Gerald. I will always remember him as such a kind and caring person. He was always willing to lend a helping hand when I needed something done at the middle school.
I always thought that he had the best smile too.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Marina Cooley
Comment | Posted at 09:30pm via Condolence

Gwen Smith

I will miss him so much. He was a wonderful friend and I enjoyed working him. He was always there for us. Prayers for all of you. Gwen Smith.
Comment | Posted at 08:26pm via Condolence

Benefits to Ordering Flowers Through Heartfelt Sympathies

Send Beautiful Flower Arrangements

Ordering through us helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship. Through this service, a card with a picture of your selection will be included so you are able to leave a longer message of support to the family with your thoughtful gesture. Also included is a photo of your arrangement and message which will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website.

The Heartfelt Sympathies Difference:
  • Your flower arrangement will be hand-delivered by a local florist.
  • Choose to send to the service, funeral home, or family's home.
  • Your selected arrangement will be archived in this memorial tribute website in perpetuity.

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Honoring A Life: A Thoughtful Gesture with Global Benefits

Memorial Trees by Honoring A Life

When you choose to have a memorial tree planted for your loved one, you are doing more than simply putting a plant in the ground. You are making a long-term commitment to the environment, and implanting the memories of your loved one in our planet for countless years to come. A memorial tree is a unique tribute that provides global benefits like no other gift could.

What You Receive:
  • A memorial tree planted in the area of greatest need, according to the planting schedule of the American Forests Organization and the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
  • A memorial card to be sent to your home or a person of your choosing which demonstrates the gift you have given.
  • Your name and message listed in this online memorial, and on the honoringalife.org website. (See sample memorial)