John Riley, formerly of Welch, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at the Grand Lake Villa in Grove. She was 73.

John was born June 2, 1934, to Earl and Daisy Riley in Welch. He grew up in Welch where was a farm worker until his health declined. He then moved to Vinita.

Survivors include four children, Sidney Riley of Coffeyville, Kan., Christina Murray of Porum, Kathy Parsons of South Coffeyville and Trich Audrey of Lenapah; four brothers, Dan Riley of Adair, James Riley, Frank Riley and Wesley Riley, all of Coffeyville; three sisters, Mae Nolte, Martha Shufeldt and Marie Volze, all of Coffeyville, and 11 grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Thomas Funeral Home in Welch.