March 17, 2005

(11/18/1915 – 3/8/2005)

Raymond R. “Shorty” Riney, 89, of Memphis, MO, passed away on March 8, 2005, at the Scotland County Care Center, Memphis, MO.

Raymond was born November 18, 1915, in Scotland County, MO, the son of Roscoe and Ethel Miller Riney.

He married Dorothy Shalley on November 13, 1948, and they had three children: Richard Mathes, Lynn Riney, and Ted Riney.

Raymond (Shorty) was raised in an age when a man’s word, cleanliness, and work ethic defined his character. To his family he epitomized all of these qualities throughout his life. For many years he and his wife delivered the Quincy Herald-Whig. He also enjoyed gardening and walking, served in World War II, was a member of the Wallace W. Gillespie V.F.W. Post #4958, and belonged to the First Christian Church in Memphis, MO. He had worked in a clothing store, Payne Funeral Home and Furniture Store, Gerth and Baskett, and, last but not least, Pamida.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy; son, Ted; and three brothers, Robert, Maxie and Paul.

He is survived by his sons, Richard Mathes and his wife, Sharon of Topeka, KS, and Lynn Riney and his wife, Karyn of Lawrence, KS; daughter-in-law, Oleva Riney of Memphis, MO; two grandchildren, Danielle Elhabbal and husband, Muhannad, and Kalee Mathes; four step-grandchildren, Stacie Creech and husband, Drcher, Tisha Kice Briggs, Tonya Kice, and Jeff Kice; and six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ina Carstens of Montgomery, AL, Ann Kaiser of Keokuk, IA, Mary VandenBos of Lakewood, CO, Crystal Bennett and husband, Jim of Arvada, CO; and several nieces and nephews.

The family has suggested memorials to the Timber Ridge Junior Golf Tournament, and may be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison, Memphis, MO 63555.

Funeral services were held March 11, 2005, at the Payne Funeral Chapel with the Brother Jack Sumption officiating. Music was by Connie Courtney, organist, and Angela Westhoff, soloist. Pallbearers were David Shalley, Doug Shalley, Jeff Kice, Randy Riney, Charlie Boyer, and Larry Riney. Interment was in the Linville Cemetery, Edina, MO.

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