Nancy M. Riley, 90, of 21 Elm Street, Danville, passed away at 4:16 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Danville, where she was a guest since June 28, 2016. she had been in failing health for the past year.
She was born May 15, 1926, in Mahoning Township, Montour County, a daughter of the late Edward V. and Anna (Keller) Fisk. She was married to Robert H. Riley and they celebrated 67 years of marriage on June 26, 2016.
Nancy spent most of her life in the Danville area and was a 1944 graduate of Danville High School. She then attended the former Bloomsburg State Teachers College where she graduated in 1949.
Nancy taught elementary school and some middle school in the Danville School District for 33 years, retiring in 1982.
She was a long time member of Shiloh United Church of Christ, where she was involved with the food bank and also founded the "Book Worms" group. Nancy was active in many things in her life time, including the Mahoning Township election board; the former Danville Chapter , Order of Eastern Star; Activities Director of the Washies Fire Company playground; teaching swimming at the YMCA; and serving as a lifeguard at Sunnybrook Park.
She and her husband traveled extensively, visiting places such as Antarctica, China, Europe, Ireland, Egypt, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, and most of the other 48 states. For more than 20 years she traveled to Stratford, Canada for the annual Shakespeare Festival.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Robert Fisk Riley and his wife, Julie, of Danville, Patricia Ann Fallon, of Danville, and Richard Edward Riley and his partner, Lori Roberts, of Catawissa; six grandchildren, Nancy Fallon, Andrew Fallon, Bethany Riley, Robert Riley, Micaela Riley and Keith Riley; one great-granddaughter, Isla Holt; and one brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Mary Liz Fisk, of Bloomsburg.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Shiloh United Church of Christ, 500 Bloom St., Danville, followed by the funeral at 11 with her pastor, the Rev. Mary B. Schmotzer officiating.
Interment will immediately follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
The family will provide flowers. Memorials in Nancy's memory may be made to the Thomas Beaver Free Library, 205 Ferry St., Danville, or to Shiloh United Church of Christ, 500 Bloom St., Danville, PA 17821.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 715 Bloom Road, Danville.
Condolence messages and photographs may be posted at www.krinerfuneralhomes.com
Published on September 18, 2016