Jean L. Riley, 70, of 349 Pine Ridge Road Jamestown, died at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday (August 19, 2009) in her home surrounded by her family.
An area resident most of her life, she was born April 25, 1939 in Centerville, PA the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Watson VanGuilder.
Jean was a 1957 graduate of Jamestown High School and for 23 years, worked at the former Lakewood Super Duper until it closed. She then worked at Brigiotta’s.
She was a member of the Busti/Lakewood Golden Agers and enjoyed family, friends, gardening, reading, and playing Scrabble.
Surviving are two daughters, Debra Everson of Batavia, NY; Janice Sandreth of Jamestown; a son, Steven Riley of Jamestown; six grandchildren, Shane, Michael, Jennifer, Shiahn, Kody, and Bryan; and ten great grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Riley whom she married November 30, 1957 and who died January 2, 1995; and two brothers, Charles and Bruce VanGuilder.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home. Her grandson, Rev. Shane Thompson will officiate.
Burial will be in the Busti Cemetery.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service on Sunday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 West Fairmount Ave Lakewood, NY 14750.