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Mary Francis Riley, 94, Bridge City


Last updated 6/8/2019 at Noon

Mary Frances Riley

Frances Riley, 94, longtime resident of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on June 6, 2019, at her home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 10, 2019, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Jim McClintock and Deacon Steve Oberneufemann. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, with a Rosary being recited at 6:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on April 12, 1925, she was the daughter of William Seibold and Julia Sharum Seibold. Frances was a faithful member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City, where she was the organist for many years. She was a charter member of the church and was very active in her faith. Frances also played the piano and organ for St. Helen Catholic Church and taught piano for many years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed playing piano, line dancing, and traveling. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James “Jack” Riley, Sr.; her parents, William and Julia Seibold; her sister, Sister Bernice Seibold; and her granddaughter, Tammy Touchette.

She is survived by her children, Christine Touchette of Bridge City, Janie Lee and husband Robert of Vidor, James Riley and wife Cathy of Bridge City, David Riley and wife Donna of Bridge City, and Patrick Riley and wife Lesa of Orange; her brothers, Brother William Seibold of Covington, Louisiana and Patrick Seibold of Groves; her grandchildren, Angie LaBove and husband Randall of College Station, Shannon Touchette of Bridge City, Robin Schaffer of Vidor, Brandy Wilhelm and husband Claude of Mauriceville, Sherry Simmons and husband Dave of Vidor, Ryan Riley and wife Julie of Manvel, Kim Prejean and husband J. T. of Orangefield, John Riley and wife Nicole of Kingwood, Jamie Roy and husband Garrett of Houston, Kim Vogt and husband Jarrod of Orange, and Justin Riley of Orange; along with her 23 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Frances’ family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of Riceland Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 143, Memphis, Tennessee 38148, or to a charity of your choice.


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