Lela Wiley

Lela Wiley

Friday, April 6th, 1928 Monday, November 4th, 2019

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Obituary for Lela M. Wiley

Lela M. Wiley, age 91, of Basehor, KS, passed away Monday Nov. 4, 2019. Visitation will be 6-8pm Thursday, Nov. 7th, and Funeral 10:30am Friday, Nov. 8th both at the Basehor United Methodist Church, burial to follow in the Glenwood Cemetery in Basehor.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Fairmount United Methodist Church or the Basehor Historical Society.
Lela was born on April 6, 1928 in Lenox, Iowa and was the only child born to Lloyd & Grace (Davids) Brown. Lela grew up in Corning, Iowa and graduated from Corning High School. While attending Southwest Community College in Creston, Iowa, to obtain her Teaching Certificate she met Robert “Bob” Wiley. They were married on Nov. 7th, 1946 in Corning, IA. where they made their home until 1954, when they moved their family to Basehor, KS. Bob & Lela raised their four children in Basehor and Lela worked as a Cook for the Basehor School District for many years. Later she worked at White’s Department Store and the Ben Franklin Store both in Bonner Springs. Lela then opened her own Silk Flower Shop, “The Flower Cottage” in Basehor. Over the years, Lela has been very active in her community. She was a member of the; Basehor United Methodist Church, was a past Board Member of the Field of Dreams, a founding member of the Basehor Historical Society, Merry Matrons, Basehor Gold Pride, Fraternal Order of Eagles. She and Bob were instrumental in forming the Basehor VFW, Post 11499. Most recently Lela had been attending the Fairmount United Methodist Church.
Lela was preceded in death by her parents including her adoptive father Colin Anstey and a grandson Bobby Wiley.
Survivors include her four children; Dennis Wiley & Sherri Colbert of Bedias, Texas, Lyle Wiley and wife Elizabeth, Mary Leonard and husband Ed of Basehor, KS, and Marie Heath and husband Shann of Lake Ozark, MO., 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great granddaughters. As well as several extended family and a community of friends.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 7th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Basehor United Methodist Church
    18660 158th Street
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    Thursday, November 7th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Basehor United Methodist Church
    18660 158th Street
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    Friday, November 8th, 2019
  • Interment

    Glenwood Cemetery
    18410 158th Street
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Jennifer Srubas Crook

Mrs.Wiley was a wonderful lady. She was truly an example of what it meant to be a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was also the very epitome of what it meant to be a model citizen. She gave all she had to be an example of what it meant to give to your community. She was constantly giving of herself to set up fundraisers for those in need, giving her time and helping hands to the VFW as well as countless other organizations. She was a true matriarch to her family. Everyone knew the love and passion she had for her family. She had a contagious laughter and a hug for anyone in arms reach. She was courageous enough to open her own shop and of course she succeeded. Who could say no to that smile? We lost a beautiful soul, but heaven gained a beautiful angel. May she rest at peace and May her family find peace in their wonderful memories of a beautiful life and a beautiful lady. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. God Bless. ~ The Crook Family ~ Russ, Jennifer (Srubas), Blake Crook
Comment | Posted at 03:36pm via Condolence

Angela Wiley Moss

Thank you so very much for such kind words. She was an amazing woman to say the least!
Posted at 10:23pm

Pam Maughmer

I remember Lela as a member of Community Ed. She was a great lady and will be missed. Praying for the family.
Comment | Posted at 08:32am via Condolence

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