Photo: Megan Marie Riley  1985-2021

Megan Marie Riley came into our world on June 6, 1985, and returned to God’s loving arms on February 18, 2021, peacefully, and on her own terms.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents Mr and Mrs Wendell Easton, and Ardys Nelson Riley and Jack Riley.  Megan’s spirit lives on in the hearts of her parents Jack and Kay Riley, her siblings Jim and Wendy Mikula, John and Brittany Riley, and their families, as well as all of her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who’s lives she has touched.

Megan enjoyed all that was good in life.  She shined in the presence of family and friends, she was moved by the sounds of laughter and music, and fireworks would always light up her face as much as they lit up the sky.  In short, she loved to celebrate, be it at some of her favorite destinations such as Disney World, or Las Vegas, or even just sitting in her chair at her kitchen table surrounded by those who loved her. Fittingly so, Megan’s life itself was a celebration of the human spirit, of the short time we have on this earth to share experiences and make memories together.

Megan came into our lives and instantly changed us forever.  She leaves behind the legacy of being an inspiration, a symbol of strength, and a living testament of our ability to overcome obstacles.  She helped us reach new levels of humility, compassion, and kindness that will live on in our families for generations to come, and has inspired us to help provide opportunities for other children in our communities enabling them to grow, flourish, and live their best lives.

In Lieu of flowers, the Riley family would appreciate any contributions made to the United Cerebral Palsey - Center for Disability Services of Joliet IL.  Information can be found at  or by phone at (815)744-3500.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Monday, February 22, 2021 at the Ferrari Funeral Chapel, 1044 Ferrari Drive, Coal City, IL. 60416. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing when attending. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Private burial will immediately follow the services at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Joliet .Those wishing to watch the Livestream Video of the Mass can go to the Ferrari Funeral Services page on Facebook.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at

Ferrari Funeral Services of Coal City are entrusted with arrangements.