Jerrie Frances Riley

Apr 17th, 1946 - Jul 16th, 2017


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sun, Jul. 23rd, 2017 4:00 PM ~ 7:00 PM


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Jul. 24th, 2017 11:00 AM


Herrin City Cemetery

Mon, Jul. 24th, 2017 12:00 PM

Herrin- Jerrie Frances Riley, age 71, of Herrin, passed away at 11:29am on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at her home in Herrin.

Jerrie was born in Chicago on April 17, 1946, the daughter of Jerry Lee and Mary Frances (Dawson) Harper.  She had worked at Norge, but also worked with the elderly as a private in-home care provider.

Survivors include her daughter- Dana and Stephen Miller of Johnston City

Son- Rob and Tammy Riley of Carterville

Two Grandchildren- Blake and Brandon Riley of Carterville

Two Brothers- Ron and Kay Harper of Johnston City

Randy and Cindy Harper of Johnston City

Three Sisters- Joann Krumrey of West Frankfort

Sally Virginia and Phillip Webster of Herrin

Cheryl Story of Christopher

She was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter- Cassandra Riley, and one sister- Pamela Sue Orr.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday July 24, 2017 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Terry Griffith and Rev. G.L. Keene officiating.  Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th St/ Herrin, IL  62948.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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2 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Jim & Cissie Fosse

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 17, 2017

    We are so sorry to hear of Jerrie’s passing, prayers for the family.

  • Guest: Judy Baker

    From: Knox , Indiana

    Date: July 23, 2017

    We were as close as blood sisters for many many years. Distance and time apart meant nothing. We had a super awesome visit just a few weeks ago. I will treasure that always my beautiful friend. I love you Jerrie. I will see you again.