Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Mrs. Mary Riel Obituary

Contributed by Bonnie Ryan

March 10, 1973, The Evening Review

Services for Mrs. Mary Riel, 89, formerly of 836 Chester Ave., will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Riel died Friday at 11 p.m. at the Valley Manor Nursing Home in New Philadelphia. She had suffered a fractured hip in a fall in January. Before entering the nursing home, she resided with a daughter, Mrs. Verna C. Rose of University Heights, Ohio.

A native of Meigs County, Ohio, Mrs. Riel was born October 2, 1883, a daughter of William Bentz and Frieda Durst Bentz. She lived in this area until 1963. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and a charter member of the United Mothers Club. Her husband James E. Riel, died Dec. 9, 1952.

Besides her daughter, she leaves two sons, Clifford J. Riel of Willoughby, Ohio, and Charles W. Riel of Dover; two brothers, Clarence Bentz and Floyd Bentz of East Liverpool; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Fitch, Mrs. Anna Belt and Mrs. Helen Smith of Long Bottom, Ohio, and Mrs. Bertha Baker of East Liverpool; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

The Rev. Ralph McAuley will conduct the services. Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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