Richard Harvey Riley

  • Born: September 11, 1938
  • Died: November 1, 2021
  • Location: Anderson, Indiana

Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service and Crematory

515 East 53rd Street
Anderson, IN 46013

Tel. (765) 644-6658

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard H. Riley, 83, of Anderson, passed away on November 1, 2021 at Beaumont Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Anderson. He was born on September 11, 1938 in Anderson to the late James and Martha (Jackson) Riley.
Richard graduated from Roosevelt Elementary School in 1952, Anderson High School in 1956, and received his Master's Degree at Ball State University. Richard retired as a teacher and counselor after 40 years of service. He taught at the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township in Marion County and Lawrence North High School. He also taught Driver's Education at various schools. Richard was a member of the United Wesleyan Church, National Education Association and the Indiana State Teachers Association.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Carolyn (Winslow) Riley of Anderson; children, Peter Riley of Anderson, Jane Riley of Anderson, Martha Riley of Indianapolis; grandchildren, BC (Erin) Monoceros and Rhi Riley; step brothers, Norman (Ann) Elsbury, Richard (Judy) Elsbury, Hugh Elsbury; step sister, Joyce Schrieber; cousins, Karl (Dianna) Nordman and Mark (Margaret) Nordman.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Riley and his step father, Floyd Elsbury.
Services will be held on Friday at 12:00 pm at United Wesleyan Church, 2233 S. Central Way, Anderson, IN 46011 with Pastor Joe Jackson officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the church.
Burial will take place on Saturday at 11:00 am at Oaklandon Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Memorial Contributions may be made to United Wesleyan Church.


Condolence & Memory Journal

All our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I first met Rich in 1952 AHS Homeroom. He has always been an excellent student and scholar, a genuinely great guy and friend. May God bless and keep you!

Posted by fredrick Robbins Robbins - ZIONSVILLE, IN - Classmate   November 05, 2021

Deepest sympathies to you on your loss. Rich was a wonderful person, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with him on church projects. May God be with you at this time of sadness.

Posted by Ronald Wolff - Anderson, IN - Friend   November 03, 2021

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I first knew the family at Asbury United Methodist Church and now attend Cumberland UMC where Martha attends. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Linda Quick - Indianapolis, IN   November 03, 2021

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Posted by Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home - Anderson, IN   November 03, 2021


Rich was such a kind man and wonderful role model for me when I started as a counselor at LN. He was very generous to me as he was to the entire LN community. I remember he liked to say It's nice to be important but it's important to be nice. His was a life well lived. Brad Cangany

Posted by Brad Cangany - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   November 02, 2021

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