Lexington Resident: Kay Wiley (1943-2016)
Kay Wiley, 72, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, at Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington.
She was born December 2nd, 1943, in Greeley, Colorado. Kay was raised by her grandparents, Alvin and Gussie Wineland. She moved to Lexington with her grandparents in 1961. She graduated in 1962, the first class to graduate from the new Lexington high school, at its present location.
Kay worked for a time after high school as a nurses’ aide. She was united in marriage to Wes Wiley on February 1st, 1964, at the United Methodist Church in Lexington. Three children were blessed to this marriage; Jamie, David, and Jean.
Kay babysat for 35 years, plus babysitting all of her grandchildren until they went to school. She enjoyed attending her children, and grandchildren’s school activities, and sporting events. Family was the most important part of her life, as well as her many fur babies throughout the years.
She enjoyed cross stitching, and even received several purple ribbons at the county fair, as well as Best of Show. She would often comment on the beautiful scenery, yards, trees, plants, lawns, flowers, and birds. She loved nature. If you could sum up Kay’s life in one sentence it would be, “She lived life to the fullest, fought until her last breath, and entered Heaven with a smile on her face”.
Kay was a 50+ year member of the First United Methodist Church in Lexington.
Kay is survived by her husband of 52 years, Wes Wiley of Lexington; children; Jamie and husband Kenny Gruntorad of Lexington, David Wiley of Lexington, Jean and husband Travis Leger of Lexington; five grandchildren; Riley and wife Jessica Gruntorad of Lexington, Ryan and wife Brittany Gruntorad of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Tyler and wife McChaela Gruntorad of Lexington, Aly Leger and Jake Leger both of Lexington; twin great-grandchildren, Carter and Baylor Gruntorad of Lexington;; also surviving are aunts, uncles nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends.
Kay was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Funeral Services were Monday, October 10th, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Anne Gahn officiating.
Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Visitation was held Sunday, October 9th, 2016, from 2-4 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to Kearney Humane Society or Lexington Regional Health Center.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.