The Rev. Maury Dean Riney, 71, passed away Friday, September 16, 2022 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Rev. Riney was born in Owensboro, March 18, 1951, to the late Thomas Marnell Riney and Mary Edna Russell.
He received seminary training and studied at St. Mary Seminary in St. Mary, Kentucky and at Saint Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Indiana. Fr. Maury was ordained May 7, 1977, at Saint Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro. He faithfully served Bishops Henry J. Soenneker, John J. McRaith and William F. Medley through his 45 years of priestly service.
Rev. Riney served in multiple parishes across the Diocese of Owensboro. Among his assignments as either pastor or associate pastor were St. Stephen Cathedral, Immaculate Parish in Owensboro, St. Michael in Sebree, St. Paul in Leitchfield, St. Elizabeth in Clarkson, St. Rose in Cloverport, St. Sebastian in Calhoun, St. Charles in Livermore, St. Mary of the Woods in Whitesville, St. Pius X in Owensboro, and St. Martin in Rome. He also served as Chaplain at the Carmel Home in Owensboro and in pastoral care ministry at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Rev. Riney served many other parish communities in the Diocese of Owensboro in his role of providing substitute help in the absence of a pastor. His last assignment was at Holy Name Parish in Henderson where he lived until his recent move to the Carmel Home in Owensboro.
Fr. Maury collected unique rocks, which he would polish and turn into artwork, coins, and Fontanini figurines, from which he created nice display for the enjoyment of others. Rev. Riney also enjoyed drawing, traveling, and was very fond of animals.
He is survived by sisters, Ann Petrie (Gerald) of Indianapolis, IN and Cynthia Rumage (Michael) of Florence, KY; two nieces; two nephews; and many dear friends.
The funeral Mass will be at 12 Noon, Tuesday, September 20 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Henderson. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until Noon at church. The committal service will be at 3:00 PM Tuesday at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Name Catholic Church, 511 2nd Street, Henderson, KY 42420 or the Carmel Home, 2501 Old Hartford Rd., Owensboro, KY 42303.
Memories and condolences may be offered online at www.glenncares.com.