Gerry Lynn (Riley) Bess

August 20, 1945 ~ December 2, 2019 (age 74)


Gerry Lynn Bess

Age 74 passed away Monday December 2, 2019 in her home in New Albany, IN. She was born August 20, 1945 in Canton to Randall E. and Mildred I. (Reed) Riley. Gerry was a Canton and Magnolia area resident for 34 years prior to moving to New Albany. She was a member of Northside Church of Christ in Jeffersonville, IN. Gerry was former owner/operator of Domino’s Pizza in Galion, OH, Canal Land Florist in Canal Fulton and was formerly employed by A Bouquet Florist. She is preceded in death by her father; Randall E. Riley; one brother, Thomas E. Riley; twin great-grandchildren. Gerry is survived by two daughters, Krista (David) Bates and Kimberly Bess; four grandchildren, Robert (Melissa) Bates, Rayel Bates, Randal (Valerie) Bates and Richard (Samantha) Bates; nine great-grandchildren; her mother, Mildred Horton; sister, Bonnie Sanders; sister-in-law, Carol Riley; companion, Howard Scharver: niece and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday December 6, 2019 at 10:00am in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home with minister Cory Lamb officiating. Friends and family will be received Thursday 6-8pm in the funeral home. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at



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December 5, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home
4041 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44707

Funeral Service
December 6, 2019

10:00 AM
Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home
4041 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44707

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