Chester Riley

Born: Wed., Dec. 25, 1929
Died: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
Location: Shawneetown Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Oct. 30, 2019
Location: Shawneetown Location

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Chester Riley, 89, of Shawneetown, Ill., passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the Eldorado Rehab and Healthcare in Eldorado.  He was born on December 25, 1929 in Cave In Rock, the son of the late Arthur and Ida (Hooven) Riley.  Chester married Zelma Vivian McIntire on August 24, 1950.  Vivian preceded Chester in death on June 19, 2008.  He was a faithful member of Equality United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Equality Food Bank.  In 1961 he joined the Shawneetown Fire Department and was Assistant Fire Chief from 1987 to present.  He leaves behind his five children, June and Dean Stout of Uniontown, Ky., Jerry and Patty Riley of Shawneetown, Brenda and Larry Wood of Shawneetown, Terry and Vickie Riley of Carbondale, and Larry Riley of Henderson, Ky.; one sister, Marcella and Don Elder; two brothers, Herschel Hooven, Billy Don and Shirley Riley; special niece, Kay and John Johnson of Shawneetown; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; thirteen great great grandchildren.  Chester was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one sister, Wanda Cullum; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Visitation for Chester will be held on Tuesday, October 29th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Shawneetown.  Funeral service will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 30th at 11 a.m.  Bro. John Johnson and Rev. Ron Johnson will officiating the service with burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Cave In Rock.  Donations in Chester’s memory may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery or the Equality Food Bank.    

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Brenda (Cullum) Nagel
   Posted Mon October 28, 2019
Truly sorry for your and our overall family loss. My heart is with you all at this time; as I still hurt for mom. I will miss visiting with Uncle Chester and taking him out for dinner occasionally when I go South to place flowers every year. He is now at peace and home again with Aunt Vivian, Mom & Dad, Grandma and all the others before him.

Love to you all.....

Pastor Keith, Debbie & Maggie Bradley
   Posted Mon October 28, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Chester was always willing to help any way he could. Praying God's comforting presence be felt during this time of sorrow.

Loni& Lloyd knudson
   Posted Wed October 30, 2019
Our thoughts &prayers 🙏Are with on this sad day to John ,Kay ash Kiley & Chester family's :(

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