Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Shirley Lynn Riley, 69, of Morgan Township passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 at home with her family. She was born April 15, 1948 to Lloyd & Sarah Beth (Reif) Miller, graduated from Kouts High School in 1966 and received a B.A. from Valparaiso University in history and geography. Her career took her from Hannon’s Drive-In to substitute teaching at Kouts and Morgan Township schools then to Valparaiso schools cafeteria. Shirley was a longtime superintendent of gardening for Porter County 4-H, had been a 10 year member of 4-H as a youth, served many years as Morgan Township representative for Farm Bureau and the Morgan Township Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.
On January 8, 1972 she married William “Bill” Riley who survives along with their children: Matt (Kristi) Riley of Kouts, Mark Riley of Valparaiso, April (Scott) Watson of Valparaiso, her mother, Sarah Beth Miller of Kouts, siblings: Jinny Pressel, Judy (Gary) Summa, John (Marlene) Miller, Nola (Dale) Stewart, Steve Miller (Kathy Gordon), and grandchildren: Jacob & Brianna Riley, Brayden Riley-Lane, Cole & Morgan Watson. She was preceded in death by her father.
A visitation will be held Thursday from 3 – 7 pm at Kosanke Funeral Home, Kouts. The funeral service will begin at 10:00 am Friday at the funeral home with burial following at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Memorial donations may be made to Porter County 4-H or the Morgan Township Volunteer Fire Department.

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