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Lynn Riley

October 26, 1958 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Lynn Riley Obituary

Lynn Riley, 65, of New London, died Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at her home, surrounded by her family.

            Lynn was born October 26, 1958 in Keokuk, Iowa. She was the daughter of Donald and Shirley (Foley) Glover. She graduated from Central Lee High School in 1977 and from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1982. On August 25, 1984, Lynn was united in marriage to Karl Dennis Riley at the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant.

            Lynn had a lengthy career in children’s education. She started a Daycare in the basement of the New London Presbyterian Church. She then accepted a position as an elementary school teacher for the Winfield/Mt. Union School District, teaching 3rd grade for 20 years. Following her full-time teaching career, Lynn became a substitute teacher for the Danville and New London School districts.

            Lynn was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Pleasant and served on the church’s Board of Trustees. She served as a director for the New London Library Board and on the New London Fire Department Auxiliary. Lynn was active in the Black and Gold Booster Club, New London Little League and the New London Music Boosters.

            Lynn enjoyed the outdoors, unless the Dallas Cowboys Football Team was on TV, as she was a huge Cowboy fan. Christmas and snowmen were not just seasonal, as they were a big part of Lynn’s life year-round. Christmas music could often be heard, and Christmas décor could be found wherever Lynn was. Family was most important to Lynn, but they all quickly learned their place when granddaughter Addy appeared on the scene. Addy was her treasured pride and joy.

            Those thankful for sharing in Lynn’s life include her husband Karl of nearly 40 years of New London; 3 children – Cale Riley of Mt. Pleasant, Kelsey Bradley and her husband Josh of Mt. Pleasant and Jordan Riley of Danville; her mother, Shirley Glover of Mt. Pleasant; her sister, Ann Glover of Mt. Pleasant and, of course, her granddaughter Addy Bradley of Mt. Pleasant.

            Her father Donald Glover precedes Lynn in death.

The funeral service for Lynn will be 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 24th at the First United Methodist Church, 309 North Main Street, Mt. Pleasant. The Reverend Court Fischer, Senior Pastor, will officiate. Friends may come to the church from 12 Noon to 8 PM on Friday, February 23rd. The family will be present to receive friends from 4-7 PM on the 23rd.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the family. The Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, is caring for Lynn and her family. Online condolences may be directed to

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February 23, 2024

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
309 North Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA

Family Receiving Friends
February 23, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
309 North Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA

Funeral Service
February 24, 2024

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church (Mt. Pleasant)


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