Ville Platte - A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017 for Ms. Ruth F. Riley at First Baptist Church of Ville Platte with Pastor Kevin West officiating. Burial will follow at Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ms. Ruth, age 85 and a resident of Ville Platte, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 surrounded by her family.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017. It will resume at 9:00 a.m. until time of service on Monday.
Ms. Ruth loved fishing, outdoors, cooking and baking. Her love for baking was passed on to her children and grandchildren. Ms. Ruth was a faithful church member, and her family members were longstanding founders of the church. She will be remembered as a kind and loving woman. Ms. Ruth will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her sons, Glen Riley and wife Edelina and Wade Riley and wife Totsie; daughters, Sandra Riley Thibodeaux and husband John Thibodeaux, Candace Riley and Dawn Riley; sisters, Lassie Fontenot Vidrine and Gaby Fontenot Buller; 12 grandchildren; 21great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Luma Riley; parents, Hadley and Evana Deshotel Fontenot; son, Gary Riley and grandson, Mark Thibodeaux.
The family has entrusted Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte with arrangements (709 W. Main St. Ville Platte, LA 70586).
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or send words of comfort to the Riley family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com