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Christine M. Riat

June 2, 2018

Christine M. Riat-Thornburgh, 62, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Healthcare Resort of Topeka.

She was born January 30, 1956 at Wamego, the daughter of Kenneth E. and Phyllis M. Prickett Riat. Christine was raised in the Belvue community and graduated from Wamego High School in 1974.

Christine had worked in customer service. She had lived in Topeka since 1992. She was a member of the Catholic faith.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Christine was united in marriage to Hubert L. Thornburgh. He survives.

Other survivors include her mother, Phyllis Riat, Belvue; her daughter, Erin Lane (her fiancé, Amin Salemi) Nashville, TN; three brothers, Michael Riat, and Gregory Riat both of Belvue and David Riat, Kansas City; her sister, Linda Shove Morgan.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery St. Marys. A rosary will be recited at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Piper Funeral Home for Gregorian Masses or for a Memorial in Christine’s name and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.


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15 thoughts on “Christine M. Riat

  1. Dear Riat family,
    So sorry for your loss of Daughter and Sister. May God be with your in this time of grief and give your comfort.
    God Bless,
    Joe & Pauline Conley

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

  3. I’m at a loss. I had just visited Chris a day or two before her passing. She was obviously in pain and on strong medication. I didn’t stay long because I didn’t want her to try and entertain me, so I told her I loved her, we shared a hug, and I left. I went today to visit, knowing time was short, and found she had passed 6/2. Devastated for me, but happy that she is out of pain and with her dad & dog Ginger.

  4. Dear Phyllis & all Tina’s loved ones,
    I was so sorry to hear about Tina’s passing. She had such a sweet kindhearted spirit. God bless & comfort you all. You are all in my thoughts & prayers, Ruth

  5. I am saddened to hear of Tina’s passing. She was a sweet spirit with a determined will to live. We all know that God knows best. My deepest sympathy to her loved ones.

  6. Family of Christine Riat
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I was her Reach To Recovery volunteer since she was diagnosed several years ago. She was a very sweet lady and will be sadly missed.

  7. Phyllis and all, I just now read about Tina, and I am so sorry. I know she suffered for years. I am thinking about you all now, and will get in touch.

  8. I was so sorry to learn of Christine’s passing. You all have my sympathy. I will always remember my friendship with “Tina” fondly.

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