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Doris G. O’Riley


Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 10:35 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014 11:18 a.m. CDT

Doris G. O’Riley, 93, of Creston died March 24, 2014, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St. Matthew Novotny, hospice chaplain, will officiate.  Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. Open visitation will begin 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3, with family present 10 a.m. to service time at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in Doris’ name to be determined. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Doris Gayle O’Riley, daughter of Anna Mae (Mateer) and Herbert James O’Riley, was born Feb. 24, 1921, in Mount Vernon, S.D.

After the death of her mother in South Dakota, the family moved to a farm in Union County in 1931. An aunt, Nada Sammons, lived with them to care for the children.  Doris attended and graduated from Creston High School in 1939.

In 1954, Doris moved to Creston with her father and sister Doreen, and resided in that house for 56 years.

Doris worked as a machine operator at Gits Manufacturing in Creston for 32 1/2 years, retiring in 1987.

Doris was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and Women’s Club.

Doris is survived by her nephews, Jeffery (Margaret) Bada of Encinitas, Calif., Stephen (Sheryl) O’Riley of Minonk, Ill., Craig (Sandy) O’Riley of Ames and Kirk (Sheila) O’Riley of Lenox; niece Beverly Kelly of Upland, Calif.; niece-in-law Sue Baker of Waukee; 12 great-nieces and -nephews; and 16 great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Albert and Wayne O’Riley; sisters, Hazel Bada and Doreen O’Riley; brother-in-law Richard Bada; sisters-in-law, Emma and Betty O’Riley; nephew Gordon O’Riley; and aunt Nada Sammons.

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