Elizabeth Diane "Pawpaw" Riley

February 14, 1947 - September 7, 2021

Elizabeth Diane “Pawpaw” Riley, 74, of Owensboro passed away September 7, 2021. She was born in Owensboro on February 14, 1947 to the late Charles Douglas and Lois Marie Keelin Miles. She was a member of Wing Avenue. She enjoyed playing games on her Gameboy, doing crossword puzzles and playing bingo. Diane was known for many things, her cooking, her love for sweets which lead to a nickname “Sweet Tooth Sally.” Her true enjoyment came from spending time with her family especially on holidays.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Gary Wayne Riley; son Brian Douglas Riley; grandson Kamren Bradley White; and son-in-law Brian Keith Peay.

Diane is survived by her children Lori Ann Peay, Rudy Wayne Riley, Shelly Henderson, and Christy (Fred) Eiras; grandchildren Racheal Graves, Sara Peay, Jennifer Ray, Shadoe White, Lance Riley, Avery Riley, Kama Henderson, Anthony Eiras and Gina Eiras; along with 14 great grandchildren.

Services will be Noon Saturday, September 11 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will be Friday, September 10 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home and Crematory from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm and again from 9:00 am until the time of service.

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