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Ruby Riley

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Ruby C. Riley age 81 of Nashua, Iowa died Sunday, September 28, 2014, at Cedar Health in Charles City. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home Olson Chapel in Nashua with Pastor Alfredo Agtarap presiding. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, with Erik Nelson, Chris Garden, Brady Garden, Jacie Garden, Kristen Garden and Wesley Dawson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Mehmen and Denny Gogg. Friends may greet the family 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Wednesday. Ruby Claire Riley was born September 8, 1933, in Nashua, IA, the daughter of Leonard and Amanda (Nordman) Bean. She received her education in Nashua and graduated from Nashua High School in 1951. Upon graduating, Ruby worked at Lutheran Mutual in Waverly for a couple of years. On June 15, 1952, at the United Methodist Church in Nashua, Ruby married her high school sweetheart, Harold Riley. To this union two children were born. Ruby spent several years at home with her children before going back to work. Ruby was employed at Iowa Public Service in Nashua and worked there for several years as a clerk. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Nashua Country Club, along with several other businesses in town. Ruby enjoyed dancing, crossword puzzles and raising roses. Ruby loved traveling, especially to Mexico. Ruby and Harold enjoyed going to Texas every winter. Survivors include two sons, Denny (Rhonda) Riley of Waverly, IA, Todd (Joyce Ann) Riley of Indian Land, SC; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Ann Dawson of Fredericksburg, IA; one brother-in-law, Robert Mehman of Nashua, IA; one nephew, Wesley (Barb) Dawson; two nieces, Susan (Lyle) Buhe, Lisa (Chris) Garden, Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harold (2012); sister, Vicki Mehman and brother-in-law, Henry Dawson.

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  1. My mom’s room was right next to your mom’s. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll remember her smile , her sweet compliments to my sweaters, and how much she enjoyed it when I brought little ones in to visit. God bless, Kim Wendel

  2. Denny, Todd and Families our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I can see Ruby and Harold dancing together again !!!

  3. I miss talking to my aunt and uncle,but I know in my heart they are together again. I remember when Pam and I took them to Baja one year and we had so much fun! Our prayers are with you Denny and Todd and family. Love Paul and Debi Hisel.

  4. I always looked up to my Aunt Ruby. She was always so poised and gentle. She was a special person. On my 5th birthday she gave birth to her first son Dennis, my cousin, & told me that was my birthday present. I always loved that story. We send our sincere condolences to both Denny & Todd along with their families. As always, Pam Riley-Tetu & Tom Tetu.

  5. The world lost a great lady. Ruby was the best and I will miss her for the rest of my life. When I moved to Nashua to run the country club, she was always there for me.


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