Riley Graham Severns, 15, of Rochester, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. as a result of an accident.
Riley was born on November 3, 1997 in Alton, the son of Richard L. “Rick” and Dana Gibson Severns. Riley attended Rochester High School where he played football and pole vaulted on the track team. He enjoyed skateboarding, BMX biking, golfing and hanging out with friends. He loved music and was constantly singing. He was a member of Rochester Christian Church where he was active in the youth group.
He is survived by his parents, Rick and Dana Severns of Rochester; brother, Rorey and sister, Ellie Severns both of Rochester; grandparents, Jim and Sandy Thacker Gibson of Taylorville and Russ and Angie Severns of Oakford; and two aunts, Deborah (Steve) Selby of Athens and Teresa (partner, Renee Holt) Severns of Greenview.
There will be a visitation for high school students from 3-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2013 followed by a public visitation from 4-7:00 at Rochester Christian Church. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013 at Rochester Christian Church with Reverend Brad Ferris officiating. Burial will follow at Rochester Cemetery.
Wilson Park Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Rochester, IL 62563 is in charge of arrangements.
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