Riley L. Irwin
Riley L. Irwin, 79, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Via Christie/St. Johnâ€™s Nursing Home in Hays, Kansas. He was born on October 17, 1932 in Russell, Kansas to Russell and Gladys Irwin. He married Doris J. Williamson on December 31, 1954. He spent most of his life in Gorham, Kansas running a service station and doing construction. Riley was a devoted husband, loving father, father-in-law, and grandfather and was the most unselfish, kind, loving person you could ever know. He was a member of the Gorham Community Church and the American Legion.
Survivors include his children Randy and Marlene (Hays), Craig and Melissa (Hays), Troy and Denise (Lexington, Ky), Darren and Pam (Salina), sister Judy and husband Dallas Wise (Colorado), and sister Arlene and husband George Ralston (Mullinville), special friend Elda Heideman (Nebraska), 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Doris, son Danny, his parents, brothers John, Paul, Max, and Marvin, and sister Bonnie.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 29, 2012, at the Gorham Community Church in Gorham. Burial will be in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Gorham. Friends may call at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine in Hays, Kansas on Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. Memorials have been established in his name and memory with the Gorham Community Church or Via Christi/St. Johnâ€™s of Hays Nursing Home. Condolences to the family at www.haysmemorial.com
To honor and cherish his many acts of kindness and love, are his family