Jeanne Risley

Obituary of Jeanne B. Risley

Risley, Jeanne Pauline (nee Balliet) passed away peacefully at the Village at the Greene Nursing Home surrounded by family on March 7, 2020. Jeanne was a great mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and wonderful person. Jeanne was born in Philadelphia, PA on July 19, 1920 to Augustus Jacob "Gus" & Jane Cairns MacLaren Balliet. She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Allan Oscar Risley, siblings Numa D and A J "Gus" Balliet Jr. and her grandson Michael R Risley. She will be mourned by her sons Allan D (Mary Anne) and Michael (Mary) Risley, grand children Allan D (Jacqueline) Risley Jr., Jennifer (Richard) Mamula, Brandi R (Lee) Odom and great grandchildren Leslie & Jenna Mamula, Braxton, Brianna & Dylan Risley, Luke, Levi, Leo, Lou, Lanny Odom, sister in law Jean Balliet, nieces Barbara Balliet, Susan Balliet, Carol (Glenn) Gregg, nephews David (Nancy) Balliet, Bob Balliet. She was a native of Somers Point, NJ but moved to One Lincoln Park in Kettering in 2006 to be closer to her son's family. She then moved to Trinity Community of Miami Township where she lived independently until October 2019 before going to the nursing home. Jeanne was an independent, strong, kind, outgoing person who made friends wherever she lived. Jeanne was retired in 1985 from the Ocean City Free Public Library where she had worked for nearly 40 years. She was well known to residents and visitors but particularly to the students at Ocean City High School. She always served her community. Jeanne was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Somers Point VFW and of the Auxiliary of the Somers Point Volunteer Fire Company #1. She served in a number of leadership positions in both organizations as well as county and state positions in the VFW Auxiliary. She was a member and volunteer with the Somers Point Historical Society. Upon coming to Ohio, she joined the Kettering Noon Optimist Club. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing and visitation on Friday evening 6-8pm and Saturday morning 9:30-10am at Middleton-Stroble & Zale Funeral Home, 304 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ 08244. Funeral service Saturday 10am. Burial following in Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Mays Landing. In lieu of flowers donations to the organizations she supported or Hospice of Dayton would be most appreciated.
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Friday
13
March

Visitation at Funeral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 13, 2020
Middleton-Stroble & Zale Funeral Home
304 Shore Road
Somers Point, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
14
March

Visitation at Funeral Home

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Middleton-Stroble & Zale Funeral Home
304 Shore Road
Somers Point, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
14
March

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Middleton-Stroble & Zale Funeral Home
304 Shore Road
Somers Point, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery
109 NJ-50
Mays Landing, New Jersey, United States
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