Carmela "Millie" Rieger, Age :86
Jul 16,1933---Jun 25,2020

Carmela “Millie” Rieger, 86, passed away on June 25, 2020. Millie was born on July 16, 1933  to Rosa and Santo Russo. The child of Italian immigrants, she grew up in the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of Lorain, Ohio. She loved to read and write and was proud to serve on the staff of the Lorain High newspaper with novelist Toni Morrison. She married Paul Rieger in ‘53, cared for their growing family, and helped to support him while he finished an engineering degree on the GI bill. Later, she completed a degree in Sociology from UMKC. She worked for ten years as a program administrator for Johnson County, while also serving as a bookkeeper for the family business, Ferroline, Inc. She enjoyed languages, cooking, playing cards,  and travel. Most of all, she was dedicated to providing a warm and loving home for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul P. Rieger and brother, Alfred Russo and is survived by her children: Susan Rieger and husband, Joe Casad; Paul J. Rieger and wife, Michelle; Rosemary Ramaraj and husband Raj; and Jeffrey Rieger, as well as her beloved grandchildren: Sarah Ramaraj and Kyle, Christine, and Nicholas Rieger.

A Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Cure of Ars Catholic Church, 9405 Mission Road, Leawood, KS.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of Northeast KS.


Cathy Pendleton Jun 27 ,2020

Friend ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

Dear Susan, I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s death. Holding you in my thoughts and in my heart during this time. Take gentle care of your sweet self, Cathy

Gwen Wiens Jun 28 ,2020

Friend ,Lawrence ,Kansas

Continuing to think of you and your family. Wonderful tribute for your mother. May you all feel surrounded in love.

KACEY HOBSON Jun 29 ,2020

friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Dear Susan, I just want to send condolences to you. You have been a devoted daughter to your mom. May your sweet memories sustain you during this difficult time. Kacey Hobson

Rosemary Anderson Jul 03 ,2020

friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

My condolences to Millie's family. My husband is a resident of CareHaven Wycklow house. When I visited I always greeted Millie and she replied with a sweet smile and a greeting. I will miss her when we can visit our loved ones again.

Funeral Mass
Cure of Ars Catholic Church
9405 Mission Road
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Jun 30 ,2020
11:00 AM
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