In loving memory of

Colleen Riley
September 16, 1966 - February 6, 2020

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Colleen Sue Riley, 53, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Lutheran Homes Hospice Care.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Muscatine Humane Society or Hospice Compassus. Online condolences:

Colleen was born on September 16, 1966, in Muscatine, the daughter of Edward Walter and Dorothy Kurriger Riley IV. She married Doug Phelps in Muscatine.

Colleen worked for the ELCA Board of Pensions and AmeriQuest in Minneapolis, she later returned to Muscatine and worked for Lucas Communications.

She enjoyed gardening, reading, listening to music, and taking hikes at Wild Cat Den and Loud Thunder with her dog, Gideon. Colleen was an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes fan.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Doug of Muscatine; her parents, Ed and Dorothy Riley of Muscatine; stepdaughter, Sondra Phelps and daughter Ava Fusco, of Muscatine; stepsons, Josh Phelps and Jake Phelps and their families; siblings, Martha K. Orr and Kevin Brown, of Virginia, Sarah Woolley and husband, Rick, of Coralville, Jennifer Riley-Vogel and husband, Joseph, of Muscatine, Edward Walter Riley V and wife, Kelley, of St. Paul, Minnesota; nieces and nephews, Erin Collins and fiancé, Andy, Caitlin Graber and husband Elliott, Jordan Collins, Charles Vogel and wife, Sarah, Samantha Crookshanks and wife, Tessa, Erica Riley, Edward Walter Riley VI, Maxwell Riley, and Nicholas Riley; and her dogs, Archie, Mosley, and Spod-E.

She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.


Jeanne Hogan Staats wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"My sincerest condolences to the family. Colleen and I were best friends in grade school and I will never forget all of the good times we shared. I was so glad we got to see each other again after she moved back. I will never forget her."

Jeanne Hogan Staats wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"I am so sorry for your loss. I just heard of this and am truly heartbroken. Colleen was my best friend in grade school and will always have a special place in my heart. She will never be forgotten. "

John Miller wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"I am so sorry to hear about Colleen's passing. I have not seen her since High School, but I remember her for being a sweet girl. Rest in peace my friend, and God Bless."

Gary Freers wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"Gary Freers I'm so sorry at your loss."

Jim Job, MHS Class of 1985 wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"My deepest condolences to the Riley family. Colleen will not be forgotten."

Barbara ("B") Patrick wrote on Feb 8, 2020:

"Sending my sincere sympathy to Ed and Dorothy and all the Riley family"

Linda Svoboda wrote on Feb 8, 2020:

"Such a beautiful soul gone too soon. Hugs to all the family."

Natalie Randall wrote on Feb 7, 2020:

"So sorry to hear today Doug. My thoughts are with your and your family at this sad time. Natalie "

Patty Flynn wrote on Feb 7, 2020:

"Doug, We are so sorry to hear about Colleen. We are thinking of you and are in our prayers. Patty and Mike Flynn"

Scot and Chelsea Van Wey wrote on Feb 7, 2020:

"You will be in our hearts forever. Your kind ways and joyful spirit will never be forgotten. You will always be our friend and we love you. See you on the other side."

Tammy and Mike Whitmer wrote on Feb 7, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of Colleen's passing. Your in our thoughts and prayers."

Philip and Marie Schumacher wrote on Feb 7, 2020:

"Ed and Dorothy, Our deepest sympathy to you and all the family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Philip and Marie Schumacher "

Vada Timm wrote on Feb 7, 2020:

"Ed and Dorothy, we are so sorry to hear this. We were just told recently that she was ill. She will be in our thoughts and prayers."

Tim (Scott) Lissy wrote on Feb 7, 2020:

"I worked with Colleen at Lucas Communications we always laughed and had fun together, I will miss her so much- sending caring thoughts now to her family... "

Sheila Hines Howell wrote on Feb 7, 2020:

"I am so very sorry and saddened by this news. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you."

Carol J. Anthony wrote on Feb 7, 2020:

"My very sincere condolences to the family of Colleen Riley. "