February 4, 1927 ~ November 29, 2020

Born in: Webster County, KY
Resided in: Hartford , KY

Sara Rose Prow Riley, passed surrounded by loved ones, at her home, November 29, 2020, at the age of 93.

Sara was born in Webster County, Ky on February 4, 1927 to William Prow and Pearl Skinner Prow. She was the oldest of their four children.

Sara attended BG business college and worked at VE Anderson, Central Bank and Trust, in Owensboro, Liberty Bank in Louisville, and served on the Board of Directors for the Citizens Bank in Hartford.

Sara was a faithful member of the Hartford Christian Church and the Hartford Women’s Club. She also enjoyed baking sour dough bread and giving it away, especially to her church friends and hospice of Ohio County.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Eversman; her second husband, George G. Riley; her sister, Evelyn Prow Evans; brothers, Ben Skinner Prow, and William F Prow.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, nieces, Rebecca Evans McCraith, Colleen (Honorable Perry) Lewis; nephews, Todd Prow, Mark Prow, and Ben Prow, Jr.; loving caregivers that became family; and many dear friends.

There will be a private service for family only at Miller-Shapmire Funeral Home in Hartford and a graveside service on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Oak Wood Cemetery, in cooperation with covid-19 guidelines. In lieu of flowers, Ms Riley requested donations to her church, Hartford Christian Church; 122 Walnut Street, Hartford, Kentucky 42347; or Hospice of Ohio County; 1211 Old Main St, Hartford, Kentucky 42347

All twenty-five loved ones who wish to honor Sara at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Riley. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Sara Rose Prow Riley and sign her virtual guestbook by going to

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  1. Prayers for Miss Sarah’s Family. Special Prayers for my High School Friend Rebecca. Love Charlotte Hines Whittaker.

  2. “God blesses us with several people in our lives, but He graces us with few. Today we thank Him for gracing us with Sara Rose.” Our community was enriched by this genteel Southern Lady on May 9, 1987, when she married George Riley and began a new chapter in her life. She was so kind, gracious and generous. We loved her dearly. May wonderful memories comfort the family during this season of sadness and loss.
    Mary Lee and Lloyd Spivey

  3. To the family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Special thoughts for my dear friends, Colleen and Perry.

  4. We were honored to have you join the Riley family years ago. You shall be missed- especially your smile and laughter. Love,

    Mike and Chris Riley; Pensacola, FL

  5. I’m Mark E. Prow, Sara Riley’s nephew. She was my Aunt, and the sister of my Dad, William F. Prow, who also passed this past April 5th. Aunt Sara was the most loving, caring, kind, generous, thoughtful person…she always helped our family as well as her friends and the community. Aunt Sara was also an outstanding cook, I loved the big meals she used to prepare for our family during the holidays and throughout the year. I love you Aunt Sara and I miss you and Dad so much!!!

    Mark E. Prow, Tampa, FL

  6. I am so sorry to just read of the passing of my dear Great Aunt Sara. She was my Godmother. After the passing of my grandmother, Nellie Eversmann I talked to Aunt Sara and she wasn’t feeling well. She promised someone would call me to tell me if something happened. I’m so sad to hear of this!
    She was the sweetest! She cared deeply for my siblings and me as we were growing up as she was married to my Uncle Buddy. I cherish those memories. I visited her recently before my grandmother passed and took my two boys along with my grandma and we had the best time eating chicken and reminiscing. May she Rest In Peace. I love you Aunt Sara!

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