Mary C. Wiley, 74, of New Castle passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in the Grove at New Wilmington.
Mary was born on September 4, 1942 in Ellwood City to the late Robert J. and Anne Bradley Yeykal. She had graduated from Mount Gallitzin High School in Baden, and attended Duquesne University. She had worked at the WKST radio station in Ellwood City as a talk show host, the Ellwood City Ledger and the Cranberry Review Journal as a journalist. She was an avid reader and enjoyed writing and singing. Mary was also a co-founder and committee member of the Ellwood City Arts Crafts and Food Festival.
She is survived by her daughters Alicia (Shawn) Strope of Monaca, and Rachel Beachem of Ellwood City, her son Thaddeus (Tammy) Wiley of Largo, FL, her grandchildren Gabriel, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Isabella, Jonah, Eve, Liam, Kayla, and Brianna, her great-granddaughter Charlotte, her sisters Clare Dereno of Pittsburgh, Lucy (Dr. Larry) Rahall of Ellwood City, and Joan Wilson of Pittsburgh, her brothers Joseph (Judy) Yeykal of Ellwood City, Anthony (Theresa) Yeykal of Allentown, John (Doris) Yeykal of Franklin, Mark Yeykal of Ellwood City, and Thomas Yeykal of New Castle, and her son-in-law Robert Aumer of Pittsburgh.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Anne Elizabeth Aumer in 2013, her sister Anne Tyler, and her brother Gerald Yaykal in infancy.
A private graveside service will be held for the family at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery with Pastor Cliff Reynolds officiating. The funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.