Joanne “Joanie” Riling

Mass of Christian Burial for Joanne “Joanie” Riling, 58, Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2015 at St. John Catholic Church. Private family burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. She passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at her home.

Joanie was born July 14, 1957 in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Eugene Clyde and Clara Bell “C.B.” (Markeson) Riling. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1975.

She was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Joanie volunteered at the Lawrence Humane Society and 10,000 Villages in Lawrence.

She had previously worked at the K-Mart Distribution Center and Payless Distribution Center.

Survivors include her mother, C.B. Riling; two sisters, Susie (Pat) Brooks, Lawrence, KS, Judy (Jimmy Dwyer) Riling, Oskaloosa, KS; three brothers, Jerry Riling, Mike (Cindy) Riling, and Tim (Ashley) Riling, all of Lawrence; nieces, Bobbie Lee, Mariah, Claire and Hannah Riling, Josie and Jordan Dwyer, and nephews, Johnny and Sean Riling and Turner and Tom Brooks. She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Riling on August 14, 2002.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

8 Condolences

  1. Joyce Elliott on December 9, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Tim , we are deeply saddened for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family during these hard times. May God be with you to guide and comfort you .
    George and Joyce Elliott

  2. David Holroyd on December 10, 2015 at 2:22 am

    To Joanie’s family: I was shocked to read this as I am out of town .We worked together at KMart and cannot even begin to tell everyone how much fun we had. Joanie had a great sense of humor and a laugh for everyone as we al at work joked around .

    Some of her colleagues from Kmart have passed away and she will be in friendly arms as joins them!

  3. Kay Sheaffer on December 10, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Tim and family

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers. I know that words cannot ease the loss of a loved one, just know that you now have a angel to guide you and keep you safe.


  4. Jennifer Godinez on December 10, 2015 at 10:07 am

    CB and family I’m so deeply saddened for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Jennifer Godinez

  5. Julie Daicoff on December 10, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    To the Riling family,
    My deepest sympathies for the passing of Joanie. I remember so many times we spent together as kids, such fun memories. Joanie was a kind soul and a lot of fun. I feel honored to have called her my closest childhood friend.
    May you all feel comforted by the Lord’s love at this difficult time and know that she is In his arms now.

  6. Emil Tonkovich on December 10, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Mike and family : I am sorry to read of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

  7. Carol Langston on December 10, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Judy I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this time

  8. Denise Faimon on December 10, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    I was so sad to hear of Joanie’s passing. We worked together at Payless for many years. She had an infectious smile and warm heart that we enjoyed being around. She loved talking about her family and how much she loved her nieces and nephews. My children were about Turner and Claire’s age so she shared stories about them a lot. I ran into her a few months ago and after talking we parted with a hug and a smile and I will always cherish that. She will truly be missed. Praying for comfort for you.

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