Riley McDougal


Riley Creed McDougal, 29, son of a Great Plains clergy member, born March 20, 1992; died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.  Because his mother, Rev. Martha Burton McDougal, served as a United Methodist pastor, the family lived in various eastern Kansas communities during his childhood: Parker, Beagle, Fontana, Altamont, Mound Valley, Pomona, Richter, Burlington, Lane, and finally Osawatomie. Survivors include his parents, Douglas and Rev. Martha McDougal; his sister, Monica McDougal, and her fiancé, Mack Owings. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, followed by a memorial service for both Riley and his grandmother, Kathleen McDougal, at the Beagle United Methodist Church, 39101 Walthall, Osawatomie. Interment will take place at a later time at Spring Grove Friends Cemetery, rural Osawatomie. Memorials may be made to either the Osawatomie First United Methodist Church, Helping Hands Fund, or to Osawatomie Boy Scouts Troop No. 106 Camp Scholarships Fund, in care of Riley’s family, 35095 W. 391st St, Osawatomie. He received many units of blood during his illness. His family encourages others to donate blood. Donations of used eyeglasses will be collected at the memorial service.