In loving memory of

Beryl Riley
May 22, 1938 - June 18, 2022

MUSCATINE, Iowa -Beryl Riley, 84, of Muscatine, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022, surrounded by family at her home.

A private family service will be held. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Beryl was born on May 22, 1938, in Tintwistle, England the daughter of William and Dorothy Jackson Bamford. She married Michael Riley on July 5, 1965.

Beryl was a homemaker. She was a member of the Geneva Golf Club. Beryl enjoyed gardening, flowers, playing tennis and golf, and dancing in her younger years.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, Michael Riley; two children, Rachel Riley, daughter, and her husband, Armando Castanon, and Sean Riley, son, and his partner, Jennifer Houseman, all of Muscatine; three step children, Michael Riley and his wife, Carol of Rhode Island, Mark Riley and his wife, Allison, of Florida, and Martin Riley and his wife, Joanne, of England; 14 grandchildren, Alexandria, Meghyn, Samuel, Morghyn, Rory, Aubryana, Devyn, Ciaran, Danielle, Dominique, Michael, Patrick, Daniel, and Jonathan; 12 great grandchildren; two siblings, Brian Bamford and Ann Pemberton; and one brother-in-law, Alan Parker.

Beryl was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Elizabeth Parker; and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Bamford.


Dave & Linda Bird wrote on Jun 30, 2022:

"Mike, Rachel and Sean, We were so sorry to hear about Beryl's passing. We remember her as a sweet, soft spoken and intelligent lady. Please know that are thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Dave & Linda Bird"

Charlotte Pemberton wrote on Jun 24, 2022:

"I was saddened to hear that Aunty Beryl passed away. Remembering some fantastic times from my childhood of playing tennis on the courts in Manor Park, as well as watching great 80?s movies like Beaches and Steel Magnolias when she came over visiting family. Great times. Our thoughts are with the family. Charlotte xxxx"

Judy Yates wrote on Jun 23, 2022:

"Rachel and family, I am so, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, she was an amazing, loving and kind woman. She will be missed by many. Reach out if I can do anything or you want to talk. I love you, Judy"