Eva Berniece Wiley, the daughter of Harold and Sylvia (Hyde) Mohler, was born May 25, 1937, at Formoso, Kansas. She departed this life surrounded by her family on April 6, 2023, at the Salina Regional Center in Salina, Kansas at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 11 days.
Eva grew up in the Formoso community and received her formal education attending the Formoso schools, graduating with the class of 1955. She was united in marriage with Duane Wiley on September 21, 1956. This union was blessed with three children, Barbara, Terry and Tracie. They lived at Hays, Kansas for a time and then moved to Mankato, Kansas to make their home. Eva was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was employed most of her life working in food service. She worked at the local cafe and was the cook at the Mankato schools for many years. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Downs, Kansas.
Eva dedicated her life to serving others through her work as a cook or her many various loving acts of kindness. In her leisure time she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, tatting and fancy work. Her love for her home, family and friends was immeasurable and she was happiest when she was doing for others. She especially cherished and looked forward to time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Duane; her parents, Harold and Sylvia Mohler; an infant brother, Harold; brothers, Virgil and Vernon; a sister, Mona Hoard; son-in-law, Fritz Walter and great granddaughter, Madelin Wiley.
Left to treasure her memory are her children, Barbara Wiley of Camillo, Australia; Terry Wiley and wife, Arlene, of Guide Rock, Nebraska, and Tracie Walter of Salina, Kansas. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Shaun Wiley, Terri Rankin and Lacy Wiley; great grandchildren, Taylor Wiley and wife, MacKenzie; Charlotte and Jack Wiley; and Alyssa, AJ and Benjamin Rankin; a sister, Marian Turner of Hastings, Nebraska; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were Monday, 2:00 pm, April 10, 2023, at the Christian Church in Mankato, Kansas with Rev. Thaddeus Hinkle and Rev. David Hardy officiating. Interment was at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Mankato.
A memorial fund has been established by the family for later designation.
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Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970
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