Dorothy Riehle

Dorothy Jean Malloy Riehle died in the early morning hours of Monday, January 11th, 2021.  Dottie was born in Kansas City Kansas, and graduated from Bishop Ward High School with class of 1945.  She married Leo on January 2nd, 1960 and they built an enduring marriage filled with joy that was a fine example to all that new them.  Dot was a polio survivor, which helped her develop her signature can do attitude and also earned her a lifelong nickname of ‘Squeak’.  Dorothy was a loving, loyal and generous woman.  Her greatest joy was raising their two sons David and Tom. 

Some of Dot’s Best OF…  list:

JOY – Her family, Leo, Home, David and Tom.                                                                                                                       

FAMILY MOMENTS – Gatherings, meals, trips, and telling family stories.                                                                             

TIMES – Always with her ΒΣΦ (Beta Sigma Phi) sorority sisters and their families.                                                                                                        

GAME – Bridge!                                                                                                                                                                  

BEVERAGE – Coffee… (boiling hot) coffee.                                                                                                                                  

SHARING – Time with her Santa Marta family                                                                                                                  

SPORT – Football; biggest thrill Superbowl win of 2020 (Go Chiefs)!                                                                                       

JOB – TWA; because of the perk…  she loved to travel.      

Dottie is preceded in death by husband Leo and son David.  Survived by son Tom, his wife Traci and their son Jontae of Nebraska.  Also, her sister Margaret (Deane) Schenk of Toledo OH, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Dorothy was a loving mother to all children not just her own!  To know her was a privilege, she will be missed.                                                                                                  

Service information

Services will be in the spring, date, time and location to be announced. 


Memorial Contributions

March of Dimes

1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 1300

Arlington VA 22202




Peru State College Foundation

Attention: Facility Services

600 Hoyt Street

Peru, NE 68421



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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Friday, Jan. 22nd 2021 | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Dorothy Riehle”

  1. Ralph Textor Says:

    Tom & Traci,

    Very sorry for your loss.

    Dot and Leo were my Mom & Dad’s great friends.

    God bless you.

  2. Pat Riehle Says:

    Tom & Traci,

    My deepest condolences on Aunt Dot’s passing. You all are in my thoughts, as always.


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