Agnes Rose Lee Riley was known to her oldest friends as "Rose." She had met Joanne "Jo" Woodston at a camp and then they reunited about twenty years later. She became a Christian because of Jo's influence. After her first husband, Wilbur Lee, died from cancer, she met and married Tom Riley around 1976.
She lived in an assisted living home, Hillingdale Haven, where Tom visited her often. At one point, Doris and Rodney Rathbone saw Tom visiting her and thought she was someone else. They tried to start a smear campaign to assist Bart Rathbone in ousting Tom from the mayor's office.
One time during the Novacom saga, Tom was able to bring her home, but soon after she became worse off.
Agnes married Thomas Riley around 1976 after her first husband Wilbur Lee died. Timmy was her stepson who died in a tragic accident before she married Tom. She decided she and Tom should have a kid. They never had success, and when she found out she was unable to have children it affected her deeply to the point of mental illness. During that illness she was unable to play piano or paint, and she dyed her hair as often as she changed her clothes and sometimes believed Timmy was alive even though she never met him (The Other Woman, Exceptional Circumstances)
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