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Obituary: Mr Eldon Bell Riley


Mr Eldon Bell Riley (Don), of Sedgebrook Road, Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir, has died in The Willows Care Home. He was 93.

Mr Riley was born in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear.

He grew up in Whitley Bay and Newcastle and was brother to Joan and Douglas.

It was while he was billeted in Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir that he met his future wife, Doreen. They were married and had a son, Doug. They lived in Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir for over 60 years.

Mr Riley was a bricklayer and had worked for Foster’s Builders and Roberts of Bottesford.

In his younger days Mr Riley enjoyed dancing. He was also a keen gardener and he enjoyed watching horse racing.

The funeral service was held at St Andrew’s Church, Denton, conducted by Lesley Devine. Cremation followed in Grantham.

Family mourners included: Doreen Riley and Doug Riley.

Other mourners included: Sharni, Mr J. Bonshor, Mr E. Farren, Mr and Mrs N. Cummins, Mrs P. Girdlestone, Mrs J. Kmieciak, Mr and Mrs G. Bratton, Mr and Mrs B. Durant, Mr and Mrs B. Dodwell, Mr and Mrs B. Wood, Mrs R. Payne, Mr and Mrs T. Potts, Mrs H. Mellor, Mr D. Mahoney, Mr T. Mahoney, Mrs H. Grinter, Mr I. Wakefield, Mrs N. Bonshor, Mrs M. Mahoney, Mr R. Freestone, Mrs I. Towers (The Willows), Mrs K. Elliot (The Willows), Mr and Mrs Woodward, Mr and Mrs Marriott, Paul and Angela Addlesee and Janet Marshall.

Funeral arrangements were by Geeson Funeral Directors, Westgate, Grantham.

Donations for Dementia UK and Action on Hearing Loss amount to £180.50 to date.


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