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Loraine Riney

Loraine Marie Mithoefer Riney, 88, of Greenwood, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Born at home Nov. 28, 1925, in Indianapolis, to the late Albert and Margaret Mithoefer, she was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ while growing up. After her marriage to Robert J. Riney, she became a very active member at First Presbyterian Church of Southport.

Loraine volunteered throughout her life. She was active in the Riley Guild, the Altruistric Club and Order of the Eastern Star.

She was a passionate Colts and Pacers fan, being an original Colts season-ticket holder since their arrival in Indianapolis. She also enjoyed bowling, bird-watching and time at the lake and farm. She cherished time with her grandchildren, which included attending all of their dance, sport and theater events.

Loraine was a phenomenal cook and seamstress, which included knitting and needlepoint. Over the years she entered her items in the exhibits at the Indiana State Fair.

Loraine is survived by daughters, Sue Galloway (Rick) and Barb Riney (Gary Cavanaugh); five grandchildren, Lindsey Hall (Marcus), Seth Galloway, and Garod, Drew and Ian Cavanaugh; one great-granddaughter, Lilah Cavanaugh; a brother, Vernon Mithoefer; sister-in-law, Ruth Mithoefer; cousin, Irma Sickle; and 16 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Riney; and six siblings.

A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, 435 Limestone St, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ghherrmann.com.

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