Obituary of Melinda Ryles
Melinda R. "Mindy" Ryles, 18, of Clinton, Missouri, died Saturday March 24, 2007 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. She was born July 1, 1988 in Kansas City, Missouri to Frank L. Williams and Vicki L. Riley Williams.
Mindy was a senior at Clinton High School where she played on the soccer team as a freshman and sophomore, and was a member of the Clinton FFA. She loved spending her free time riding horses and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her parents, Terry E. and Vicki L. Ryles of the home, her father, Frank L. Williams of Bolivar, Missouri, three step-brothers, Brent and Brad Williams, both of Wichita, Kansas, and Frank Williams, II, of Doniphan, Missouri, three step-sisters, Tonya Faye Ryles of LaPorte, Texas, Tammy Wayneless of Wichita, and Marie Williams of Independence, Missouri, her maternal grandmother, Betty Jo Riley of Clinton, paternal grandparents, Bill and Judy Ryles of Trinity, Texas, aunts and uncles, Tammie and Jeff Williams and family of Clinton, Russ and Cynthia Riley and family of Cleveland, Missouri, Linda and Rayford Welch of Ava, Missouri, Janie and John McCallister and family of Concordia, Missouri, and Peggy and Don Coots and family of Trinity, a niece Kathryn McKenna Woods of LaPorte, and several other aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Mindy was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Robert L. Riley, on November 4, 2006.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at the Allen Street Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Ava Cemetery, Ava, Missouri. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Heart Association, and may be left at the funeral home.