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Barbara Riley

March 24, 2020 — July 24, 2020

Paducah, KY

Barbara Riley, age 80 of Paducah, formerly of Nebo, Illinois passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Mercy Health Lourdes.

Barbara was born in Pittsfield, Illinois on March 24, 1940 to the late Newell Antone Hendrickson and Dorlene Elizabeth Carlton Hendrickson. She worked as an LPN for many years. Barbara was a member of the Free Spirit Bikers Church and Bikers for Christ where she was very involved. She was of the Baptist faith and loved her church family. Barbara enjoyed spending time with her husband as they traveled across America in a semi truck. She loved her kids and grandkids dearly.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, William Riley of Paducah; five daughters, Bonnie Purvis, husband, Ray of Paducah, Sherri Musarra of Henderson, Kentucky, Cyndi Javor of Paducah, Tammi Kiefer, husband, James of Perryville, Missouri, Jennifer Riley Graham, husband, Josh, of Paducah; two sons, Larry Antone Sealock of Nebo, Illinois and Russell Lee Sealock of Detroit, Illinois; one sister, Brenda Isley of Louisville, Kentucky; thirty-two grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Regina McKinley; and her son, William Earl Riley, Jr.

A graveside service for Barbara will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Maplelawn Park Cemetery with Pastor David “Doc” Logsdon officiating.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Bikers for Christ, 341 King Rd., Barlow, KY 42024.

Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Monday, July 27, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Milner & Orr Funeral Home

120 Memorial Dr, Paducah, KY 42001

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Maplelawn Park Cemetery

1335 N 13th St, Paducah, KY 42001

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