Evelyn E. Riley, 95, Topeka: Feb. 23, 1925 – Dec. 2, 2020 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Evelyn E. Riley, 95, Topeka: Feb. 23, 1925 – Dec. 2, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. – Evelyn Riley, 95, of Topeka, Kan., formerly of Silver Lake and Osage City, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. She was born Feb. 23, 1925, to Earl Thomas and Ethel Plackett Riley, on a farm northeast of Osage City in the Besse neighborhood.

Evelyn graduated from the Osage City High School with the class of 1943. After graduation she went to work for the North American B-25 Bomber Plant until WW II ended. She then entered federal civil service at the Topeka Air Force Depot in 1945. She transferred to Fort Riley in 1958 and retired from there in 1973. She then went to work for the state of Kansas in the Departments of Revenue and Administration, retiring from there in 1989.

Evelyn remained active during retirement with volunteering and yard work. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 198, Osage City, and the NARFE Chapter No. 2099, later transferring to the Topeka chapter. She actively participated in and supported both organizations.

Evelyn moved from Osage City to Silver Lake in 2003. She is predeceased by longtime friend and companion, Doris Anderson. She is survived by several cousins and many friends.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Highland Cemetery north of Lyndon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 SW 21st St., Topeka, KS 66604, or to the Humane Society of the Flint Hills in Emporia, 215 W. 6th St., Emporia, KS 66801. See davidsonfuneral.com.

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