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Janet "Jan" Riley

May 3, 1956 — December 30, 2021

Janet Lee LaMore Riley, 65, of Chappell passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021, in Scottsbluff, NE after years of health issues.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m.  Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the United Methodist Church in Chappell with Pastor Ceciliah Igweta officiating.  Services will conclude at the church and burial will be held at a later date.

Services will be streamed live and available to watch after the service on the Holechek-Bondegard Facebook page (

In accordance with Jan’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the family to help defray costs.

Family and friends can leave condolences at

Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Chappell is serving the Riley family.

Jan was born on May 3, 1956 in Casper, Wyoming to Tom and Donna LaMore. She grew up in Carbondale, Colorado. While growing up in school Jan was an avid runner and a cheerleader at Roaring Fork High School.  After graduating Jan moved to Grand Junction and enrolled in cosmetology school. She graduated and eventually worked her way back to Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley. She found her niche at Hair Trix Salon in Carbondale and was a sought-after stylist for years. She gave the best mullet haircuts in the valley!

Prior to moving back to the Roaring Fork Valley, Jan met and married Ron Nielson. They were married and had one daughter, Landon Nielson. After returning to Carbondale Jan married Bill Inverso and had a son, Will. A few years were spent in Denver and eventually Jan went back to Chappell, NE where she met Pat Riley and they were married and had a son, Cooper Riley. She worked with her sister-in-law Christy at the Upper Cut for many years and had many good times doing hair for the community. She also had her own salon, Main Street Cutters for a few years before retiring due to health concerns.

Jan is survived by her mother, Donna LaMore of Chappell, NE; a brother Joe LaMore (Karen and son Devon) of Hanalei, HI; sons Cooper Riley, of Kearney, NE and Will Inverso of Grand Junction, CO; daughter Landon Pettit (Kelcey and son’s Zachary and Aidan) of Grand Junction, CO; mother-in-law, Dixie Riley of Chappell; brothers-in-law John Riley (Sharon and children Vanessa, Hannah, and Lane Riley), Dan Riley (Christy and son Wyatt); sisters-in-law Allison Riley and Susan Riley; as well as long time caregiver and friend, Kandi Hodges. She is also survived by many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Riley, brother, Jon LaMore, father, Tom LaMore, and father-in-law, Willis Riley.


** May you dance in the wildflowers forever **

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Chappell United Methodist Church

346 Babcock Ave, Chappell, NE 69129

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