Odell Vance Wiley

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Odell Vance Wiley

  • Birth 26 Feb 1917
  • Death 10 Dec 2001
  • Burial Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Lakeview C, Lot 92, Grave 6
  • Memorial ID 20162632

Memorial gathering for Odell Vance Wiley, 84, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. Private inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Wiley died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

He was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Lawrence, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Wiley. He was a graduate of Lawrence Business College.

Mr. Wiley worked in the Wiley family grocery stores and served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He retired as a supervisor of maintenance, buildings and grounds at Kansas University.

He enjoyed fishing and Kansas University basketball. He traveled to Alaska and Hawaii and accomplished his lifelong dream to see the Indianapolis 500.

He married Mary A. Gorrill on Sept. 4, 1938, in Lawrence. She died March 20, 1994.

Survivors include a son, Michael, Seattle; two daughters, Martyn Umholtz, Denver, and Barbara Wiley, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a sister, Marion Willey, Lawrence; a companion, Pearl Miller, Lawrence; and three grandchildren.

Thursday, December 13, 2001 ljworld


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  • Created by: A & R
  • Added: 29 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20162632
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Odell Vance Wiley (26 Feb 1917–10 Dec 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20162632, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by A & R (contributor 46893815) .