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Adella Pauline Riley

April 10, 1942 — November 24, 2023

Adella Pauline Riley, 81, of Burkburnett, TX, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, November 24, 2023. 

Daughter of the late William Paul Roberts and Daisy Adella (Bowles) Roberts, Adella was born April 10, 1942, in Walters, OK and graduated from Walters High School. She married Bobby Joe Riley on February 19, 1972, in Wichita Falls, TX. She was employed through various banking institutions during her life and retired as a bookkeeper with Echo Productions, Inc. of Graham, TX. Upon retirement, the couple made their home in Burkburnett, TX. She was a loving soul who raised a family while maintaining her career. Adella was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Burkburnett, a nurturer, always ready with food, a place to stay, an open door to stop and chat a while – it did not matter who you were family, friends, or strangers.

When she did not have a book in her hand, Adella was working fabric through a sewing machine and attending many craft fairs and festivals. Her hands were always busy and many have been blessed by them.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Daisy Roberts and husband Bobby Riley.

She is survived by sisters Dean Hooker of Walters, OK, and Sally Beavers of Lawton, OK; son Christopher A. Riley and wife Sandy of Newport News, VA; son Michael D. Riley and wife Susan of Loving, TX; grandchildren Taylor Riley, Chance Riley and wife CaryAnne, Adyson Riley Norburg and husband Cullen, Alexandra Riley, Alyssa Riley and Anna K. Riley; one great granddaughter Blair Norburg; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was well known for her generosity to the local communities she lived in and her kind spirit helped her banter her way through life’s ups and downs leaving lasting impressions that inspired others.

There will be no services at this time. Arrangements have been made under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters, OK.

In lieu of flowers, donations in remembrance of Adella Pauline can be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls at 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310 and/or the Walters, OK Cemetery Association at P.O. Box 485, Walters, OK 73572.


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