Evelyn Mary Riley, 87, of Indianapolis, IN died on Saturday, October 21, 2017. She was born on May 12, 1930 in Indianapolis to the late Felix J. and Evelyn R. (Mitchell) Crossen.

She attended St. Agnes Academy and St. Mary of the Woods College. She was employed at Eli Lilly in the Scientific Library for over 35 years. She was an avid bridge player and world traveler.

She is survived by her four children, James (Karalee) Riley of Lawrence, IN, Kevin (Jennifer) Riley of Noblesville, IN, Kathleen Riley of Lawrence, IN and Mary (Don) Switalski of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Thomas (Karen) Riley, Sean (Mindy) Riley, Breanne (Ryan) Borne, Kaitlin (Joe) Duran, Jordan Jamison, James (Carleen) Riley-Mercado, Ryan Riley-Mercado, Robert Riley-Mercado, Patrick Riley-Mercado, Jennifer Switalski and Don Switalski, III.; nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Riley; parents; granddaughter, Kelly Riley and son-in-law, Marcos Mercado.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 26 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services -Lawrence, 5215 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 4650 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis with calling from 9:15 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis. Donations in Ms. Riley’s memory can be made to the USMC Association & Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church. To leave the family a condolence or light a candle in her memory please visit, www.legacycremationfuneral.com.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Evelyn and I was a member of a two table bridge group. Evelyn was always fun to be with everyone in the group. We haven’t played in that group for several years, but I will always remember Evelyn. Condolences for your family loss.

  3. Evelyn seemed to be a fun and active person. Loved by her family and friends. 1 Corinthians 15:26 tells us that death is the last enemy. We all look forward to the time when that last enemy is brought to nothing. Sorry for your family’s loss.

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