Cover photo for Harold Riner's Obituary
Harold Riner Profile Photo
2019 Harold 2019

Harold Riner

May 19, 2019 — October 9, 2019

Harold Gene Riner, age 84, beloved son, husband, father, grandad, uncle, mentor, artist, coach, defender, homemaker, musician, color commentator, poet, shootist, counselor and “Doc”, passed away on Oct. 9, 2019 at Hilltop Manor, Cunningham, KS.  He was born on May 19, 1935 at Sterling, KS, the son of Harold H. and Ruby M. (Savage) Riner.  He was a retired measurement supervisor and truck driver working with Skelly, Getty, Texaco, Jayhawk Pipeline and Wynne Transport companies. On Apr. 8, 1959 he married Sharon Faye (Hitz) at Hudson, KS., she survives of the home.  He has resided in the communities of Sterling, Great Bend, Stafford, Lyons, Madison, El Dorado, Hudson, Towanda and Pratt.  Harold was a US Army Veteran Paratrooper in the Korean Conflict, 1954-56 408th airborne regimental combat team, 1956-57 101st airborne division of the 320th airborne field artillery division.  He was a lifetime member of the 320th Airborne Field Artillery Association and member of the NRA.  Other survivors include a son, Matthew Wade Riner (Katrina), Pratt, KS; a daughter, Paula Jean Hephner (Kevin), Towanda, KS; 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Cullen Gene Riner; a brother, William “Bud” Riner and a sister, Margaret “Maggie” Swalley.  A memorial graveside service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at Trinity Cemetery, Hudson, KS.  Reception immediately following at the Hudson Community Center.  Memorials may be given to the National Rifle Association or the donor’s choice, in care of Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 34, St. John, KS  67576.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Harold Riner, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Minnis Chapel, Inc.- St. John

526 E. 4th Ave., Box 34, St. John, KS 67576

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 38

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree