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Laurie Ann Riley

March 16, 1977 - December 31, 2023

Laurie Ann Riley Laurie Ann Riley
    January 4, 2024 | 3:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    1771 West State Street
    Geneva, IL 60134
  • Funeral
  • January 5, 2024 | 10:30 A.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    1771 West State Street
    Geneva, IL 60134
  • Burial Location
    Prairie Cemetery

Laurie Ann Riley, 46, of South Elgin, IL, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2023.

She will be most remembered for her kindness, generosity, infectious laugh, and strength. Laurie had an ability to positively impact her family and friends and will leave a strong legacy.

Laurie met her husband Chris in 1995 while they were both working part time in the shoe department of an athletic goods retailer. After they began dating, there was no looking back. Excited to start their lives together, the two were married in 2002 on the same date they began dating.

Laurie and Chris added to their family when they welcomed their daughter, Emily Mary, in 2005. Laurie was very excited to become a mother and Emily meant the world to her. There wasn’t a zoo or aquarium that the two wouldn’t enjoy together.

Laurie was proceeded in death by her grandparents, Carl and Emily Werner and Joseph Felice. She is survived by her husband Chris; daughter Emily; parents William and Linda Werner; grandmother JoAnn Felice, sisters Angela (Brian) Ritchie and Kassandra Werner; and nieces Autumn and Ava Ritchie. She had many cousins and friends that will dearly miss Laurie. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all that knew and loved her.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 4th from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva. A funeral service will be held Friday, January 5th at 10:30 A.M. at Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva. For more information, please contact Yurs Funeral Home at 630-232-7337.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Head for the Cure Foundation or Anderson Humane in Laurie’s honor.


David Ebert from Park Falls, WI

"Chris, Our prayers to help you and Emily through this time. Though we only met Laurie when you visited up here, we really enjoyed her company. David and Lisa Ebert"

Amy Lenahan from Saint Charles, IL

"Big hugs and prayers to your family. I had the pleasure of getting to know Laurie while working in the lunchroom at Wildrose. She was always so kind and happy no matter what & talked about her family often. She will be missed"

Jennifer Mandy from South Elgin, IL

"Prayers for you during this difficult time."

Al &Pat Roberts from Johnson City, TN

"So sorry for your loss, God needed a bright star. She will be missed by so many. Sending prayers for the family. Pat & Al Roberts"

Marilyn John Buzzese from Kississimmee, FL

"You will always be that special ANGLE among us"

Marilyn Bruzzese from Kissimmee, FL

"You will always be remembered as that special Angle among us.."

Mark from Ottawa/Toronto, NY

"Chris - we are sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family. Julie and I were fortunate enough to meet Laurie in Toronto many years ago. A memorable evening out at a nice vegan restaurant. Mark & Julie"

Mae & Mia Pagan from Itasca, IL

"Our hearts are heavy with sadness for your loss. We pray that God will give you and your family strength and comfort in this difficult time."

Richard Dzienis and Margaret Dzienis from LAKE ZURICH, IL

"Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family, may Laura rest in peace amen , we will pray for her. GOD BLESS!!"

Cindy Long from Prospect Heights, IL

"Chris, Emily, Linda, Bill, Angela, Kassie and families, Our deepest sympathies on Laurie's passing. The world will be profoundly different without her bright light with all of you. I pray God grants you peace as he has granted Laurie. Her memory and beautiful spirit will live on in so many. Lots of love and hugs, Curt and Cindy"

Rozanne Reynolds from Cathedral City, CA

"Dear Chris, Emily, Mike and JoanneMy heart goes out to you on the loss of Laurie. She was a great warrior and fought a long battle always with a smile. She is your special angel always in your heart and forever watching over you.Love Aunt Rozanne"

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