Maxine Riley, 93 of Aledo, IL, formerly of Monticello, IL, died Saturday December 9, 2017 at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo. Cremation has been accorded and Memorial services are 11:00 AM Wednesday December 13, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Aledo. Visitation is from 9:00 AM until time of services Wednesday at the church. Burial will be 11:00 AM Thursday December 14, 2017 at the Monticello Township Cemetery in Monticello, IL. Memorials may be left to the Genesis Senior Living Activities Dept., the Mercer County YMCA, or the Aledo United Methodist Church. Fippinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com .
She was born November 26, 1924 in Milltown, IN, the daughter of Elmer and Amy Oakes Gibbs. She graduated from Monticello High School and married Paul Riley March 17, 1946 in Monticello, IL. He died February 19, 2017.
Maxine was employed as a bookkeeper for many years, retiring from Sterling Drug Corporation in Monticello. She was a member of the Aledo United Methodist Church and the Mercer County YMCA, where she enjoyed aqua classes.
She loved music, singing, and having fun. In High school, she received many awards, including placing 2nd in a national baton-twirling competition, and the DAR award. In retirement, she played in a Kitchen Band in Florida and was in Stage Revues in Aledo.
Paul and Maxine were an inseparable, loving couple for 70 years. She was a resident of the nursing home for 11 years. The family would like to thank each and every employee of Genesis Senior Living for their love and care of Maxine, with a special shout-out to the Activities Department.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary (Paul )Flint of Aledo; a son, Gary Riley (Jeff Grosvenor) of Rancho Mirage, CA; one granddaughter, Karen (Neil) Dahlstrom of Moline; one great grandson, Grant Riley Dahlstrom; and one nephew, Eddie (Mary Ann) Gibbs of Santa Rosa, CA.
Her parents, husband, and one brother preceded her in death.