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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...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Jim and Barb Lambert - Fort Wayne, IN

“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...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Kristi Witte - Woodburn, IN

“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...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Marianne Ferraro Foote Foote - GA

“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...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Jerry Zent - Granger, IN - Friend

“Sorry I can't attend to pay tribute to your mom. Living in Tennessee in retirement. Prayers for your family. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Les Howard - Chapel Hill, TN

“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...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Phil Morey - Ft Wayne, IN

“You sacrificed for us, Loved us , prayed for us , prayed with us , And always supported us And asked for nothing in return Unfortunately at...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Jenny Bull-Diehm - Fort Wayne, IN

“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...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Marty Kocks-Hamrick - Fort Wayne, IN

“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...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Charmene Ward - Fort Wayne, IN

“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...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Heather (Meyer) Bowlin - IN

“So sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time. Gayle and Dave Burns ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Dave Burns - Fort Wayne, IN

“The obituary sounds just like your mom. Uncle Ray called right after you all called him. I know this time is difficult but your mother and father...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Daniel Riley - GREENFIELD, IN

“Sharon was a woman of great faith, and she helped make Northrop High School a great place to teach.After Dave's passing she would drop by the...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Eric Beebe - Fort Wayne, IN

“Rick and Deb Schimmoller ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Oh my goodness I just saw this and am saddened she has passed. Her and my Mom were cousins and were like sisters when they were young at Northside....Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: LAURIE Campbell Wilson - FT WAYNE, IN

“Barb and I would like to extend our condolences and sympathies to the Riley families. She was a great wife, mother, grand mother and assistant coach....Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Jim and Barb Lambert - Fort Wayne, IN

“Terri, Steve, Scott and Julie,I can't begin to tell you how much your mother has meant to me and my family. My deepest sympathy to you and your...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Mark Siemer - Huntersville, NC

“My Condolences To The Riley Family. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Gail Hoobler-Cardin - Fort Wayne, IN


Sharon L. Shroyer Riley (Mrs. Coach) was granted the desire of her heart and passed on to her heavenly home on September 12, 2019 at the age of 82. She was born on November 3, 1936 the daughter of Marion A. and Gwendolyn (Gindlesparger) Shroyer.

She graduated from North Side High School in 1955. She was employed with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 20 years and was a member of Life Bridge Church.

Sharon was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Dave Riley and her sister Patty Lees. She is survived by her daughters, Terri (Dan) Stemen, Julie (Kevin) Burns and her two sons, Steve (Audrey) Riley and Scott (Robin) Riley. Other surviving family members are her sister Mary Ann White and brother Tom Shroyer.

Sharon was the grandmother to grandsons Anthony (Jamie) Paino, Andrew (Erin) Paino and granddaughters Maggie (Ty) Paino Schrock and Alex Riley. She was a proud great grandma to Dominic, Jonah, and McCartney Paino.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September, 28, 2019 at Life Bridge Church, 12719 Corbin Rd, Fort Wayne, IN. Visitation will begin at 3:00 PM with a memorial service following at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Life Bridge Church or Northrop Athletic Department. Visit www.domccombandsonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook.