The Rev. Earl Riley

Sunday, February 27, 2005

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The Rev. Earl Riley, 74, of St. Louis, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at St. Anthony Medical Center in St. Louis.

He was born May 7, 1930, at Scott City, son of Clarence E. and Eva Burns Riley.

Riley was a minister for more than 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Earla Mae Swinney Riley of St. Louis; two sons, a stepson, John Gamblin of St. Louis; two daughters; a brother, Marshall Riley of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Gladys Dickerson of Cape Girardeau.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Orvill Wilkerson and Jack Owens officiating. Interment will be in Lorimier Cemetery at Cape Girardeau.