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Riley family, I am sorry I was not able to go to the funeral because of being out of town. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends. Sharon was one of a kind. A great wife, mother, grandmother and assistant coach. She told you whether you liked it or not on many issues. I always tried to go see her at least once a year after Dave's passing. God Bless and may you Rest in Peace. Please keep an eye on Dave for us, okay?


Posted by: Jim and Barb Lambert - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   Sep 29, 2019

I would like to express my deepest condolences to Mrs. Riley's family. I had the honor of meeting her a few times. She gave me a glass cat as she found I collect glass cats.. what a keepsake. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family


Posted by: Kristi Witte - Woodburn, IN - Friend   Sep 28, 2019

Terri Riley was my best friend all through school starting in Kindergarten, I spent lots of time over those tears with the Riley Family. Always loved being around Mrs. Riley...fun personality and great mother to her children and embraced her children's friends.

I feel sad, but know she is at peace.

With admiration,

Marianne Ferraro Foote


Posted by: Marianne Ferraro Foote Foote - Duluth, GA   Sep 26, 2019

Condolences to her family especially Steve and Scott. What a great lady, she never seemed to miss a game. No matter where it was played, no matter what age group. She was there to support or just enjoy. What a warm and terrific smile she possessed.
When my wife died she sent me a card with such insight, warmth and strength that I will never throw it away. She was just an incredible woman always taking care and supporting everyone

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Posted by: Jerry Zent - Granger, IN - Friend   Sep 23, 2019

Sorry I can't attend to pay tribute to your mom. Living in Tennessee in retirement. Prayers for your family.


Posted by: Les Howard - Chapel Hill, TN   Sep 22, 2019

What a great lady! The matriarch of a great family. The fan of all of the kids on the court or on the field. I had the pleasure of knowing that laugh for 40+ years. Always a smile and a kind word. The last time I saw her, she had her own seat at a Northrop volleyball match. She was where she belonged. Had a great hug and chat. Sad that it will be my last, but it still makes me smile. Bon voyage, my friend.


Posted by: Phil Morey - Ft Wayne, IN - Friend   Sep 21, 2019

You sacrificed for us,
Loved us , prayed for us , prayed with us ,
And always supported us
And asked for nothing in return
Unfortunately at times got overlooked by some but never by us
We may have not said it enough
And will say it again
Thank you Mrs. Coach
We will always love you
Now go enjoy and give

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Posted by: Jenny Bull-Diehm - Fort Wayne, IN   Sep 20, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss!
Sharon was a dear classmate of mine at North Side High school. Ww were members of the Class of 1954. She was planning to attend our 65th Class reunion this weekend but instead God chose her to go home to be with him. We will truly miss her presence and please know that you, her family are in our hearts and our prayers.


Posted by: Marty Kocks-Hamrick - Fort Wayne, IN - Classmate   Sep 19, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Coach. But the Bible tells us absent from the body, is present with the Lord. Fly high and kiss coach Riley for me.
Love you Charmene Humphrey


Posted by: Charmene Ward - Fort Wayne, IN   Sep 19, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Coach passing. My heartfelt prayers go out to her family! She was a very special lady who I will never forget! Her and Coach Riley set an amazing example for me, and I loved seeing how much they meant to each other during my time playing ball for Northrop back in the 90's. Every time I have seen her since Coach passed, she talked about reuniting with him again and how she

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Posted by: Heather (Meyer) Bowlin - Fort Wayne, IN   Sep 18, 2019