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Joan Eleanor (Pyles) Wiley

January 5, 1939 ~ July 25, 2019 (age 80)
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     Joan Eleanor Wiley of Safford passed away July 25, 2019.  She was born in Sciotoville, Ohio on January 5, 1939 to parents John Pyles & Jewel Raike Pyles with siblings Janet, Dee, Don, Floyd, Becky, Gary & Jeanie.

     Joan graduated from Minford High School in 1957 and later married William Wiley, Sr. while still in Ohio.  The family was blessed with four children, Leroy, Mark, Bryon & William.

     Her life revolved around her four boys.  She was always happy and had a wicked sense of humor and enjoyed pranking people.  She also enjoyed cooking, playing cards, games and animals, especially her pet Coco. 

     Joan worked as a server in the restaurant industry and loved meeting new people.  In her spare time, she was a member of The Red Hat Society, a Legionnaire and a volunteer with the Search and Rescue team.  Joan was a hardworking person who loved life.

     She is survived by her four boys Leroy (Karen), Mark, Bryon (Geri) and William (Wendy) Wiley, nine Grandchildren and five Great-Grandchildren.

     Joan is preceded in death by her loving husband, William, Sr., her parents Jewel & John Pyles and all of her siblings.

     Services for Joan will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the New Testament Baptist Church in Safford beginning with a viewing at 8:00 a.m. followed by the funeral services at 9:00 a.m.  Interment will be in the Safford Cemetery following services.



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