|Service Date:||March 31st, 2006|
DR. JAMES W. RILEY
Eureka- Dr. James W. Riley, 91, of Eureka, IL, died at 1:50 am Monday March, 27, 2006 at Maple Lawn Health Care Center in Eureka, where he was a resident.
He was born February 6, 1915 in Eureka to Edward J. And Ethel Hunter Riley. He married Margaret Eisiminger in 1944 at Monmouth. She died January 2, 2004.
Surviving are three sons, James W. Riley II of Jacksonville, IL, Jerald Riley of Eureka, and William (Robin) Riley of Secor; four grandchildren, James W. Riley III of Jacksonville, IL, Susan Riley of Yukon, OK, Ashley (Matthew) Hueber of Creston, IL and Haley Riley of Lombard, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Barbara and two brothers, George and Edward.
Dr. Riley attended Eureka public schools and graduated from Eureka College in 1933. He then attended Northwestern Medical School in Chicago, earning a bachelor of medicine in 1941, and a doctorate of medicine in 1942. He then served a four years residency in surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago before and after World War II. He then returned to Eureka and began his medical practice in 1949, serving families of Eureka until he retired from practice in 1984.
An veteran of WWII, he served on the Army Medical Corp as a major from 1943 to 1946. While serving in the army, he was on a six man team who helped change the treatment of osteomyelitis.
Dr. Riley was a member of the Theta Kappa Nu Fraternity and Nu Sigma Medical Fraternity. He was a member of the Eureka Christian Church where he had served as Deacon as well as trustee. He was on the Woodford County Tuberculosis Board, and was a former member of the Olio Cemetery Board.
He was a charter member of the Eureka Sportsman Club, and the Eureka Rotary Club. He was a past president of the Woodford County Medical Staff and the Eureka Community Hospital Staff. He was an active member at the Eureka Kaufman Park Golf Course and a past board member.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:00 am at the Eureka Christian Church. The Rev. Richard Richards and the Rev. Glenn Riddell will officiate. Visitation will be held from on Thursday from 5-7 pm at the Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Burial will be in the Olio Township Cemetery, with military rites being conducted by the American Legion Post # 466 in Eureka.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eureka Christian Church.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.