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Velma B. "Bernie" (Beach) Wiley

May 31, 1928 ~ October 27, 2018 (age 90)

Velma B. Wiley          “beloved mother, grandmother and sister”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Velma B. “Bernie” Wiley, 90 of Shinglehouse, formerly of Zanesville, Ohio, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 27, 2018, after a short illness.

Born on May 31, 1928 in McConnelsville, Ohio, she was a daughter of Fred and Bertha B. Murphy Beach.  In 1946 in Covington Kentucky, she married Earl B. Wiley, who passed away on March 4, 2016.

Bernie was employed by American Technologies in Zanesville as an assembler.  She loved life to the fullest.

Surviving are six children, Patricia (Jerry) Davis of Columbiana, Ohio, Anne (Rick) Farrington of Heath, Ohio, Brad (Konny) Wiley of Zanesville, Peggy (Jason) McLane of Shinglehouse, Lynne Bushey of Elliottsburg, and Allan (Elizabeth) Wiley of Seattle, Washington; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Brock of Avon Park, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Bernie was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.

In keeping with Bernie’s wishes, there will be no public visitation.  A graveside burial service will be held in the Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery, Zanesville, on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Bernie’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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