Arline Whitten Riley, 85, of Princeton, Indiana passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton.
She was born December 1, 1927 in Princeton, IN to Charles and Anna (Osborne) Whitten.
She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton where her memberships included Parish Council, founding member of the Josephines study group and editor of the Parish History Book. Arline initiated the funeral greeters and created a photo gallery of Priests and Religious of St. Joseph Parish. She received the Brute’ Award, the highest honor a lay person can receive for service to the church. She was retired from Siemens and the Chamber of Commerce.
She is survived by her son, Michael Riley of Evansville; son-in-law, David Minnis; 3 grandchildren, Brian Riley, Elizabeth “Beth” Riley and Carrie Minnis; 4 great grandchildren, Dru and Brady Petit and Logan and Brynn Riley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don Riley in 1986; daughter, Patti Minnis; daughter-in-law, Brenda Riley; and 2 brothers, Charles and Edgar Whitten.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Monday, November 4, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton, Father Ronald Zgunda, celebrant. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Princeton.
Visitation will be from 9 AM until service time on Monday at the church. Colvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.