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Gloria J. Riley

September 3, 1941 — January 23, 2023

Gloria J. Riley, 81, of Moline, Illinois, died Monday, January 23, 2023, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis, Illinois.

Private services to celebrate Gloria’s life will be held. Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, Illinois, under the direction of Cremation Society of the Quad Cities.

The former Gloria Jean Thompson was born September 3, 1941, in Rock Island, Illinois, the daughter of Frank Robert and Nimie (Miner) Thompson. She married Jackie V. Riley on September 9, 1967, in Moline. He died January 16, 2010. She worked at the Rock Island Arsenal as a computer programmer for over 35 years.

She enjoyed playing board games as well as games on her phone. Above all else, family was the most important thing to Gloria, and she especially loved family dinners and get-togethers.

Gloria is survived by two daughters, Jacqueline Riley of Atlanta, Georgia, and Francine Riley of Moline; four grandchildren, Chrtian Riley, Brianna Riley, Collin Kettering, and Gracie Riley; and two brothers, Frank Thompson of Tulsa, Okalahoma, and Larry Thompson of Rock Island. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and son, John Riley.

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