Wiley , Wilma
Pinellas Park, Fla.
Wilma Hulings Young Wiley, 92, of Pinellas Park, Fla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Menorah Manor, in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was born Jan. 4, 1913, in a family home along the Allegheny River in Harmarville, and moved to Florida in 1946. She was a graduate of Aspinwall High School. Mrs. Wiley was a life member of the Harmarville United Methodist Church and supported the church all the way. The Methodist Council decided there was not enough money being sent to the council, not enough members so the church was closed Dec. 31, 2001, where it still sits idle. She mourned their decision. Survivors include two Young sons, C.W. "Bill" Young (member of Congress) and Tom Young, who built many homes in Pinellas County. Also are a daughter, Susan Wiley, who was an investigator for the State Attorney's Office and has now retired; a son, Tim Wiley, who is director of Customer Service for Pinellas County; two daughters-in-law, Beverly and Toni Young; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews behind in Pennsylvania and loves them all. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Flossie Wenzel Hulings; her husband, Calvin Wiley, who died March 1, 2000, at Bay Pines Hospital; three brothers and three sisters. Wilma was the seventh child of a seventh child and believes she was especially blessed. Wilma worked for the U.S. government for 27 1/2 years; 16 1/2 of those years she managed Congressman Bill Cramer's St. Petersburg office. She is one of the few living people who started the Florida job for the VA at the Don CeSar. Her first government job was chief clerk at the War Price and Rationing Board 262.6 in Millvale, Pa., during World War II from 1942 to 1945. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in Pinellas Park, Fla. Interment will be at a later date in Highlands, N.C., where Calvin built them a home, as he was raised there before joining the U.S. Army in World War II. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Wilma Wiley be made to the Bill and Beverly Young Fund at The Marrow Foundation, 400 Seventh St. N.W., Suite 206, Washington, DC 20004.