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Jeffrey Robert Riley

November 2, 1971 ~ October 13, 2023 (age 51) 51 Years Old

Jeffrey Riley Obituary

Jeffrey R. Riley, 51, of Van Wert passed away Friday afternoon, October 13, 2023 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on November 2, 1971, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son of Barbara E. (Ely) Thomas and the late Robert Elva Riley. Also surviving is his step-father, James D. Thomas, Jr. of Buena Vista.

Other family survivors include a brother, Timothy D. Riley of Buena Vista, VA; two sisters, Amy T. (Scott) Lowe of Fulton, Missouri and Mary M. (Reginald) Higgs of Columbia, Maryland; three step sisters, Melinda T. (James) Green of Framingham, Massachusetts, Wendy L. Thomas of Barboursville, West Virginia, and Anita Thomas of North Beach, Maryland; a step brother, Jamie Thomas of Oxford, Pennsylvania; several aunts, uncles; and Jeff's best friend Raymond Hertz of Convoy.

Jeffrey was affiliated with the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Convoy.

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