Angela Ann “Angie” Riley, 34

Published 5:06 pm Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Riley obit


Born: Nov. 7, 1978

Died: Sept. 7, 2013

Angela Ann “Angie” Riley, age 34 years of Niles, Michigan died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at her home, unexpectedly.

She was born on November 7, 1978 in South Bend, Indiana to Byron J. Sowers, Sr. and Sally Ann Riley.  She was graduated from Niles High School, and has lived in Niles all of her life.  She was a longtime employee of 0-1 Bovo Bail Bonding.  She had also been employed at the State Line Speedway, and by the state of Michigan in home health care.

Angie enjoyed flower gardening, was a prolific poet and was well known for her holiday ham gravy.  She will be best remembered for her desire to help people, including housekeeping chores, and caring for her children and nieces and nephews.

Surviving family includes her children, Austin Liebetrau, Jacob Liebetrau, and Kaitlyn RayAnn Cox, all of Niles, step-son Kenny Bowling of Niles; her mother, Sally Riley of Niles, step-father Gene Robertson of Niles; siblings William Joo Riley, Byron J. (Korrie) Sowers, Jr., and Jacquelyn Ruth (Larry Joe) Kirk, all of Niles, step-sister Kellie Gene (Aharon) Robertson of Niles; and many nieces and nephews including a special nephew, Taiten Polly (her Taterbug).  Also surviving are her longtime companion, Bradly Cox, and a lifelong friend, Sandra Bowling.

She was preceded in death by her father, Byron Sowers, Sr. and her step-father, Robert “Wally” Clements.

The funeral service for Angela A. Riley will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles with the Rev. Michael Cheney of Niles officiating. Interment will be at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

The family will receive relatives and friends beginning at Noon on Friday at the funeral home.  Contributions in memory of Angie may be made to the donor’s choice.