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Adelia D. (Lotz) Riley

July 22, 1926 ~ September 24, 2017 (age 91)

Adelia D. Riley, age 91, of Jackson Center, Ohio passed away at 4:49 P.M. Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Lane Park of Sidney, Ohio. She was born in Shelby County Ohio July 22, 1926, to the late Samuel H. and Flossie (Glick) Lotz. On September 3, 1944, she married Rev. Roger D. Riley and he preceded her in death February 5, 2009.  Also preceding her in death was a sister, Helen I. Howard and a brother, Leland Lotz. 

She is survived by her daughters, Lois (Paul) Derrick, Evelyn (Jeff) Lane, and Linda (Jim) Dodge; a son, James (Claire) Riley; grandchildren, Sheila Allen, Paula (Ben) Jackson, Todd (Angie) Derrick, Adam (Maureen) Lane, Bradley (Beverly) Lane, Todd (Christine) Dodge, Asha (Tommy) Keegan, Jordin (Chris) Esserman, Kathleen Riley, and James Riley; eleven great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; brothers, Dennis (Eileen) Lotz, and Guy Lotz and his companion, Lucille and numerous nieces and nephews.

Adelia was a member of the Jackson Center United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Being a preacher’s wife, Adelia, was a big part of all Rev. Roger’s churches.  She oversaw cooking the board dinners and BBQ chicken was one of her specialties. In Ashland, she was a big part of designing a church. Adelia was a collector of many things. She loved to travel, go camping, cook, sew, and crochet. Her children referred to Adelia, as the “early audiobook” because she would read to them during their family trips. All who loved her will miss her. 

Pastor Rob Ulmer will officiate a memorial service at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, September 27, 2017 at the Jackson Center United Methodist Church in Jackson Center, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family at the Seventh Day Cemetery in Jackson Center. 

The funeral arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Jackson Center United Methodist Church Memorial Fund
202 E. Pike St., Jackson Center OH 45334

Shriners Hospitals for Children
3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati OH 45229
Web: https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/donate



 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
September 28, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jackson Center United Methodist Church
202 E. Pike St.
Jackson Center, OH 45334

Memorial Service
Thursday
September 28, 2017

7:00 PM
Jackson Center United Methodist Church
202 E. Pike St.
Jackson Center, OH 45334


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