Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wayne S. Wiley (August 23, 2010)

Wayne S. “Uncle Wayne” Wiley, 95, of Richmond, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2010 at Sterling House of Richmond. Wayne was born in Rush County, Indiana on April 9, 1915 to the late Guy and Mary (Saxon) Wiley.

Wayne was a graduate of Fairview School in Fayette County, Indiana. He worked at Rex Manufacturing Company in Connersville, Indiana, managed an elevator in Raymond, Indiana and also worked at Wayne Works in Richmond, Indiana. However, Wayne enjoyed most of all farming with his brother, Russ until he retired in 1990. Wayne served his country honorably from 1942 – 1945 as a Sergeant and Engineer in the United Stated Army. Wayne was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Richmond, Indiana and a lifetime member of the VFW in Greenville, Ohio, American Legion in New Madison, Ohio and the Elks Lodge in Union City, Indiana.

In addition to his parents, Wayne is preceded in death by his wife, Corrine (Lowdenslager) Wiley whom he married on January 5, 1947 in Falmouth, Indiana. Corrine passed away on March 22, 1996. Two brothers, Paul Wiley and Russell Wiley and a sister, Etna Gross.

Wayne is survived by special nieces, Debbie Wiley of Richmond, Indiana and Kim (Steve) Burge of Lynn, Indiana and children Holly, Toby and Heidi Hollinger; one brother, Guy (Evelyn) Wiley of Bloomington, Indiana; sister-in-law, Juanita Wiley of Lynn, Indiana; nieces, Linda Jane Fox, Donna K. Walcott and Marcia Drew; nephews, Dennis Wiley and Gary Wiley.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 4 - 7 PM at Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. Funeral services will be on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 10:00 AM also at the funeral home with Rev. Ray D. Ellis being asked to officiate. Burial with full military honor presented by the Darke County Honor Guard will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery. The family wanted to especially thank the Sterling House of Richmond for all their compassion and care for Uncle Wayne

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the New Madison American Legion. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.storchbraundfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.