Madeline Riney, age 95, of Kahoka, MO, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016 at the Scotland Co. Memorial Hospital in Memphis, MO.
Dorothy Madeline Riney was born October 28, 1920, at Arbela, MO, a daughter of Ray and Lela Nickels Smith.
On November 23, 1944, she was united in marriage to Richard Joseph Riney at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kahoka, MO. They were the parents of Darlene and Joyce, both of which she dearly loved.
Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Farran of Quincy, IL and Joyce (Gilbert) Nichols of St. Charles, MO; six grandchildren: Dana (David) Ickes of O’Fallon, MO, Ky (Mari) Nichols of Frankford, MO, Beckie Todd of Quincy, IL, Cindy Russell of Rolla, MO, Danny Farran of Quincy, IL and Tia Farran and fiancé Monty Snyder of Quincy, IL; thirteen great grandchildren: Cassandra (Mario) Rodriguez of O’Fallon, MO, Erika Shoemaker of Stryker, OH, Seth (Cydnee) Ickes of Lake St. Louis, MO, Tanner Ickes of O’Fallon, MO, Tori Nichols and Trey Nichols of Frankford, MO, Michael Todd of Catlin, IL, Alyssa (Alan) Collins of Payson, IL, Shannan (Wes) Gahr of St. James, MO, Richard Russell of Windemere, FL and Kaitlyn Farran, Tiara Hoing and Teriss Farran, all of Quincy, IL; ten great great grandchildren: Sebastian Rodriguez of O’Fallon, MO, Deacon Dennison, Mason and Tristan Shoemaker, all of Stryker, OH, Cooper, Landyn and Brycen Ickes all of Lake St. Louis, MO, Adelise Collins of Payson, IL, and Tessa and Paxton Lesesne of St. James, MO; as well as one due in May; also nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Riney; a brother, Lowell Edward Smith, who lost his life in the Korean War; and son-in-law, Jim Farran.
Madeline graduated from Wyaconda High School in 1939 and was a member of the Wyaconda United Methodist Church.
She was a farmer’s wife and together she and Joe worked side by side helping each other in any way they could. For thirteen years she worked in the kitchen at the Clark Co. Nursing Home. She always put in a large garden and grew many flowers bordering it as well as other places in her yard. She loved her flowers and loved doing “fancy” work. She treasured time spent with her grandchildren and their families.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Larry and Ilene Howell officiating. Pianist was Darrin Howell and vocalist was David Ickes. Special music was “How Great Thou Art” and “In the Garden”. In addition, recording of “One Day at a Time”.
Honorary Pallbearers were Dana Ickes, David Ickes, Ky Nichols, Mari Nichols, Beckie Todd, Cindy Russell, Danny Farran, Tia Farran, Monty Snyder, Erika Shoemaker and Richard Russell. Pallbearers were Tanner Ickes, Seth Ickes, Tori Nichols, Trey Nichols, Michael Todd, Alyssa Collins, Tiara Hoing, Shannan Gahr, Teriss Farran, Cassandra Rodriguez, and Kaitlyn Farran.
Burial was in the Wyaconda Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials were suggested to the Wyaconda Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.