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Riley, Esther Mary

The funeral was held on 21st February at Lostock Parish Church for the late Esther Mary Riley of Wincham who died on 11th February 2005 aged 88 years. Mary was born in Knutsford to the late Arthur & Lottie Shard, and had an older brother. She was brought up in Knutsford where she attended Egerton Church of England School and later Sir John Deane’s Grammar School in Northwich. Mary married Horace Riley in June 1937 at Knutsford Parish Church, they settled at Wincham in Church Street, before moving to Linnards Lane. Sadly she was widowed in 1992. Mary was employed as a shorthand typist for the Paper Mill in Knutsford. Her interests included doing crosswords, knitting and embroidery, she enjoyed gardening and was also a member of the Women’s Institute. Mary is survived by her daughter Christine and sons Anthony and Peter. The funeral at Lostock Parish Church, conducted by Rev Harry Stratton, was followed by committal at Walton Lea Crematorium. As well as floral tributes, donations were received for Christies Against Cancer Appeal. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Greenacre Funeral Home, Northwich

Riley Esther Mary