Contributed by Bonnie Ryan
December 10, 1962
James E. Riel, 836 Chester Ave., a retired potter, died Sunday at 12:10 p.m. at his home following a year's illness. He was 80.
He was born in Parkersburg, W. Va., Jan. 31, 1882, son of the late Herbert Riel and Elizabeth Lowe Riel. He lived here for 65 years.
He worked 17 years as a kiln hand at the Hall China Co., retiring in December 1952. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and its Men's Bible Class and an honorary member of IBOP Local 9.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Mary Bentz Riel, at home; two sons, Clifford James Riel of Shaker Heights and Charles W. Riel of Dover; a daughter, Mrs. Verna Coleman Rose of Cleveland; a brother, Earl Riel, and two sisters, Mrs. Maude Deem and Mrs. Anne Curry, all of Parkersburg, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home by Dr. A. K. Davison. Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon and evening.