Vesta O. Wiley
Visitation: Monday, June 24, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1 :00 PM at the Schipper Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: Monday, June 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM from the funeral home with burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery.
Vesta O. Wiley age 96 of Colon, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.
Vesta was born March 19, 1923 in North Dakota a daughter to the late Winsor G. and Elva G. (Reierson) Blevins.
On June 18, 1946 she married Donald B. Wiley in Seattle Heights, WA, he preceded her in death July 12, 1995.
Vesta had made her home on Palmer Lake since 1988 coming from Chicago, IL.
She was a member of the Colon United Methodist Church and Colon Kiwanis Club. Vesta was happiest when she had her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren with her and loved being a gracious host to her many friends at her lovely lake home.
Vesta is survived by three sons; Robert (Jan) Wiley of Bend Oregon, Thomas Wiley of Pittsboro, IN and Larry (Kyle) Wiley of Zionsville, IN, several grand and great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, two brothers and one sister; Don Blevins, Dean (Joan) Blevins and Fern (Don) Thompson all of Washington, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Wiley, one sister and three brothers.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Schipper Funeral Home on Monday, June 24, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. with a funeral service celebrating the life of Vesta Wiley at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Samuel C. Gordy of the Colon United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon.
July 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Today I saw Larry’s obituary in the Indy Star. That’s when I learned of Vesta’s passing. I have wonderful memories of Don and Vesta throughout my life. My dad, Maurice Schwab met Don in WWII. They bonded as best friends then and would remain dear friends until Don’s passing in the 90’s. I spoke with Vesta last summer when my mom passed. She was always such a sweetheart. So kind and gentle. Sending prayers to all of you. Hugs. Nancy (Schwab) Timpe
PS The poker club is gathered in the heavens drinking beer and cocktails and playing poker and laughing together again.
July 4, 2019 @ 2:47 pm
My mother was don s first cousin. I just read Larry s obituary and did not know if vests s passing. All of you are in my 5oughts and prayers during this very difficult time.