Elizabeth [Betty] M. Schneider Wiley of the Nottingham in Jamesville, NY born June 24, 1925, passed away peacefully to her eternal life on September 1, 2016 at the age of 91 surrounded by loving family. Betty joins her husband Raymond A. Wiley, who predeceased her on January 30, 2007. He was a professor at LeMoyne College. Betty graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Rochester, NY and from Good Counsel College in White Plains, NY in 1948.
Betty grew up in Rochester, NY, near Lake Ontario. Betty and Ray had 8 children and raised them in East Syracuse where they lived for over 50 years. They were parishioners of St Matthew's Church.
Betty was a homemaker, and enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and being at home with the children. She regularly took them to the library, and state parks, especially Green Lakes State Park where they all learned to swim. She also loved gardening, cultivating rhubarb and tomatoes, and she planted flowers and raspberry bushes. She loved to sing, dance, play and pray.
When the children grew older, Betty went to work as a math teacher, and then studied court reporting. She worked for the NY State court systems as a court reporter and then as a freelance reporter for many years.
Betty loved to travel and once drove across the country alone camping in a VW van when she was in her 60s. A long time tennis fan, she took lessons and played tennis until she was well over 80 years old. She served as co-captain of teams and went to professional tennis matches. She also played tennis in the NY state senior games.
Betty is survived by her five daughters: Anne Wiley (Steven Budd) of Gill, MA; Maureen Gregory (Herb) of Gig Harbor, WA; Madeline Wiley (Bob Smithing) of Kent, WA; Jeanne Wiley (Howard Nelson) of Saratoga Springs, NY; and Therese Wiley Dancks (Kip) of Bridgeport, NY. She leaves three sons: Joseph Wiley (Ann Greene) of Fayetteville, NY; Edward Wiley (Patty Campos) of North Hollywood, CA and John Wiley (Nancy Bodoh) of Memphis, NY.
She leaves 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandsons including: Sarah Joyce (Luke) of Mattydale, NY and their two sons: Liam and Zeke; Alex Smithing (Amy) and their son, Ben of Kent, WA and Elizabeth Budd (Sean Condon) of Holyoke, MA; Sam Wiley (Samantha ) of Los Angeles, CA; Nathan Wiley (Natasha) and their son, Hudson of London, UK; Zachary Wiley of Los Angeles, CA; Lucas Wiley of San Francisco, CA; and Sylvie Wiley of London, UK. Betty is also survived by her sister Jeanne White of Coudersport, PA and several nieces and nephews, including Elizabeth (Bill) Kunz and their children Lauren and Caroline of Pittsford, NY; Kathleen Cole of Chapel Hill, NC; and Jim White also of Chapel Hill, NC.
The calling hours will be at the Delaney Greabell Adydan Funeral Home, 241 Kinne Street, East Syracuse, NY from 4pm to 8pm on Monday September 5, 2016. The funeral will be at St. Matthew's Church in East Syracuse on Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 9am, with burial following in St. Mary's Cemetery, Minoa where she will be buried next to her husband.
The family is very grateful to the caring and loving staff of the Nottingham Residential Health Care Facility, and to other caregivers Sue Pierson and Jennifer Nice. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to LeMoyne College, Office of Advancement, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse, NY 13214, mark your donations for Dolphin Athletic Association, Women's Tennis; or Open Hand Theater, 518 Prospect Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208.
SEP 5. 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Delaney Greabell Adydan Funeral Home
241 Kinne St East
Syracuse, NY, US, 13057
Mass of Christian Burial
SEP 6. 09:00 AM
St. Matthew's Church
229 W. Yates St.
East Syracuse, NY, US, 13057
St. Mary's Cemetery Minoa
N. Main St.
Minoa, NY, US, 13116