WILEY, Patricia "Pat" K., 73, of Malvern, stepped away from this life to her eternal life on Friday, April 18, 2014, after a long battle with alzheimers.
Pat was born Mar. 23, 1941, to the late Walter and Marian (Tannecz) Virtue, graduating in 1959 from Jewett High School where she was involved in music and was Head Majorette.
Preceded in death by her brother Walter and sisters Camilla and Marian.
Survived by the love of her life and devoted caregiver, Glenn Wiley, after a marriage of 53 years.
Pat lived a life of service to others: three daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Bill Carrick, of Carrollton, Nannette and Terry Peterson, of Jackson Twp., and Elizabeth "Liz" and John Borsellino, of Waynesburg; one son Shawn Wiley, of Amsterdam; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She served the Lord through Malvern United Methodist Church and the Malvern First Christian Church in her devotion to Bible School, Sunday School, Puppet Troupe, committee work and participation in adult choirs.
Pat was known for being a hard worker at the Scio Pottery, Timken Mercy Hospital, Sears, selling insurance, and running her own cleaning service. She embraced life, appreciating the smallest details like sled riding with her grandchildren, the warmth of spring soil, and the brilliance of her garden blooms.
She loved beaches, whether it was North Carolina, Hawaii, or the Lake Mohawk Beach. Pat loved adventure and action, cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, water skiing, and the roar of a Ski-Doo snowmobile. She loved all music; beyond Glenn, music was her greatest comfort and inspiration. Pat was a member of the Red Hat Society of Lake Mohawk, and the Jolly Eight Card Club.
Services will be held Tues at 1 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Malvern with Rev. Eric Crites officiating.
Burial in Springfield Cemetery in East Springfield, OH. Friends may call at the church Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pat's memory may be made to: Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Condolences may be left at: www.gordonfuneralhomes.com