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Gertrude Riley

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Gertrude Evelyn (Johnson) Riley, 72, Iola, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.
Gertrude was born the daughter of Sveinn S. Johnson and Donna Evelyn (Abbott) Johnson on March 11, 1940, in Ardock, N.D.
On Aug. 2, 1990, Gertrude and Gary Riley were united in marriage in Iola. Together they celebrated 23 years of marriage.
Her life was her children, she was a jack of all trades. She could do just about everything. Gertrude was a very talented artist and crafter. She was always friendly and outgoing. She had a quick wit.
Survivors include brothers, George S. Johnson and Jonathon T. Johnson; sisters, Ellen R. McEvoy and Krisjanna I. Johnson; children, Debbie F. Smith, James K. Basher, John K. Basher, Joel K. Hanson, Jeorge K. Hanson, Jerry K. Hanson and Denice R. Hanson; grandchildren, Connie Cosby, Jackson Smith, Christopher Basher, Storm Reynolds, Bethany Wright, Andrew Hanson, Jenia Hanson, Stephanie Hanson, Taylor Hanson and Jessica Hanson; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her grandson Brian Hanson and her parents.
A celebration of life for Gertrude will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the Riley’s residence, 705 N. Sycamore, Iola.
To share a memory or leave condolences please visit www.cornerstoneofwichita.com
Arrangements are by Cornerstone or Wichita.

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