Archive for Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Shannon E. Wiley

March 28, 2001

Shannon E. Wiley

1915-2001

Services for Shannon E. Wiley, 85, Leavenworth, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Beldon-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral chapel, Leavenworth, with the Rev. Jim Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Kickapoo Cemetery.

Mr. Wiley died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Medicallodge of Leavenworth. He was born Nov. 23, 1915, in Holton, the son of William and Jenny Dugan Wiley.

He served in the U.S. Army-Air Corps in the South Pacific in World War II. He traded livestock throughout the Midwest until 1959 when he began Wiley's Country Boy Meats in Lansing, until his retirement.

He enjoyed working with the local and farm communities for many years, and was active in forming the 4-H livestock sale at the Leavenworth County Fair.

He was a member of the First Christian Church and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

On April 9, 1950, he married Vivian "Elaine" Hettich. She died Oct. 4, 1982.

In 1984, he married Margaret Zacharias Ulhrich. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Bruce and Willard, both of Leavenworth; a daughter, Karen Works, Humboldt; a stepson, Dan Ulhrich, Salina; a step-daughter, Carolyn Guthery, Franksville, Wis.; seven grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Leavenworth County 4-H Foundation.

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