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Mother of Kathleen Wiley McElroy ’73 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 19, 2015

Joan Wiley

WILEY

Joan Mougey

Joan Mougey Wiley died February 4, 2015, at the age of 83, at The Toledo Hospital.

Born in Toledo on December 27, 1931, she was the daughter of Mary Chmielowicz and Adrian O. Mougey. Joan graduated from Central Catholic High School, class of 1949, and in 1953 graduated with honors from the University of Toledo with a degree in Business Administration.

Joan married Blaine Wiley in 1954, and in 1960 settled in Perrysburg to raise their family.

She is lovingly remembered by her three children, Kathleen (John) McElroy of Poland, OH, Christopher Wiley of Saugatuck, MI, and Peter (Nancy) Wiley of Hingham, MA. She cherished her grandchildren, Blaine (Jeannette) McElroy, Matthew McElroy, and Andrew McElroy of Ohio, Peter Wiley and Jane Wiley of Michigan, and Devon Wiley, Benjamin Wiley, and Blaine Wiley of Massachusetts.

She was an Active Docent Emeritus at the Toledo Museum of Art, entering the docent program in 1977. She especially enjoyed touring the museum with children of all ages. Joan was a lifelong learner visiting museums throughout the United States and Europe with her fellow docents. She loved all activities involving the Toledo Museum of Art. Joan was also the past president of the St. John’s Jesuit High School Mothers’ Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her sister, Mary Beth (Leslie) Gunzenhaeuser of Cincinnati, OH. She is also survived by her sister, Suzanne (Urban) Gradel of Toledo, OH and her brother, James (Kathleen) Mougey of Pensacola, FL.

There will be no visitation, however a Mass of Celebration will be held at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front St., Perrysburg on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 11 a.m. Arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, Ohio (419-874-3133).

Donations in Joan’s honor may be made to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551 or the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, OH 43551.

Funeral Home

Witzler Shank Funeral Home
222 E South Boundary St Perrysburg, OH 43551
(419) 874-3133


Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 19, 2015

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