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Jeffrey Wayne Riley

December 30, 1959 ~ April 25, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Jeffrey Riley Obituary

Jeffrey W. Riley, age 63, of New London, MO passed away at 2:29 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at his home. 

A memorial visitation celebrating Jeff's life will be held Monday, May 1, 2023, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

Jeffrey was born on December 30, 1959, in Hannibal, MO, the son of Richard Wayne and Mary Ann (Hudelson) Riley.

He was united in marriage to Mary Jennings on February 4, 1978, in Frankford, MO. 

Survivors include his wife Mary of the home; two sons, Scott Riley of Quincy, IL and Justin Riley of New London, MO; daughter, Amy Riley of New London, MO; his father, Richard Riley of Hannibal, MO; grandchildren, Bradley Riley, Laney Holley, Lucy Holley, Maggie Riley, Ilias Holley, Lillian Holley; great-granddaughter expected in June; siblings, Pam McCann (Steve) of Lake Ozarks, MO, Rusty Riley of Hannibal, MO, Julie Riley of Hannibal, MO and Jamie Riley (John) of Liberty, IL; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Delmar and Darlene Jennings of Curryville, MO; sisters-in-law, Debbie Jennings of Frankford, MO, Barbie Romig (Dean) of Hannibal, MO and Penny Jerman (Tony) of Bloomsdale, MO and several nieces and nephews.

Jeff was preceded in death by his mother and brother-in-law, Delmar "Pete" Jennings, Jr.

Professionally Jeff worked in maintenance as a mechanic for B & R Maintenance at BASF.

Jeff was a member of the American Motorcycle Association.  He had a love of riding dirt bikes, four wheelers and taught this love to his children and grandchildren.  He was very mechanically inclined and could fix anything he set his mind to. Jeff also spent a lot of time outdoors tending to cattle and cutting wood.  Jeff was known to be a quiet one, and could often be found visiting with and drinking a cold one with his buddies. Jeff also took pleasure in traveling with his wife and children.  Spending time with his family and friends meant the world to him.  He will be missed by all who loved him.

Jeffrey was a Baptist by faith.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Harold Caldwell, Jack See, Mark Beaver, Jarrid Firlick and Alexis Kessey.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice, in care of Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

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Memorial visitation
May 1, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home & Chapel
2619 St. Mary's Ave.
Hannibal, MO 63401


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