• Wanda Faye Riley

    10 Jan 2021

  • Wanda Faye (Finney) Riley

    Wanda F. Riley, age 82, formerly of Sedan, Kansas passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Ascension St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    Wanda was born on May 16, 1938 in Niotaze, Kansas to Clarence Finney and Martha (Hann) Finney.  She attended school in Niotaze.

    On July 9, 1955 she married Carl Floyd Riley in Niotaze. They made their home in Sedan for many years as Wanda was a housekeeper for several different people for over 45 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband on August 7, 2016.  Wanda continued living in Sedan until moving to her daughter’s house in November of 2020.

    Wanda attended the Chautauqua Baptist Church; she and Carl enjoyed racing cars and raising cattle; she loved going to Montana to visit with her grandsons and great-grandsons; She also loved watching her grandson and great-grandson race.

    She is survived by one son; Floyd Riley and companion Mitzi Kennedy of Sedan, Kansas; one daughter, Dorthy Talley and husband Sam of Talala, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Alan Riley and wife Melissa of Florence, Montana, Aaron Riley and companion Angela Austin of Missoula, Montana, Cassie Clark, and Carrie Clark of Sedan, Kansas; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas Riley, Brett Riley, Trinity Riley, and Austin Riley; seven brothers, Lyle Finney and wife Suzanne of Idaho, David Finney and wife Janice of Niotaze, Kansas, Roy Finney and wife Carol of Kansas, Melvin Finney and wife Mary of Independence, Kansas, Gary Finney of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Harold Finney and wife Bonnie of Coffeyville, Kansas and Kyle Finney and wife Joyce of Niotaze, Kansas; one sister, Hilta Gorby of Chelsea, Oklahoma.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

    Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

    In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Friends of the Chautauqua County Animal Shelter.

    To leave a message for the family or read the obituary please go to www.dickensfuneral.com.

    Dickens Family Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


    David and Janice I am so sorry for your family’s loss. She will be missed


    We will all miss you Aunt Wanda. Remembering all the good times.


    We will miss her


    Wanda Faye was always a gracious hostesses. I felt welcome in her home for Finney family gatherings, as well as when spending the night with her family. At reunions Wanda and Carl always visited with my family, showing interest in our lives. Floyd and Dorothy and families, I send love and prayers for all of you. RIP sweet Wanda Faye Love Louise Owens Finney


    wanda was very dear to me and I will miss her very much. I'm sorry for your loss


    Loved this great lady and she was always a sister in law no matter the circumstances. Will miss her, but know she is not in any pain or sadness at this time. Prayers for all of her family.


    David...We are saddened by the death of your sister. We are praying for peace for all the family. If you need anything... please let us know. hugs and Love, Don and Carolyn


    So sorry to see this. She was such a sweet lady. She will be missed.