Mason City Globe-Gazette
Mason City, Iowa
October 24, 1996
OBITUARY - VELMA I. (HAGEMAN) WILEY
HAMPTON - Velma I. WILEY, 75, of 1207 Third St. N.E., Apt. 7, passed
away Tuesday [Oct. 22, 1996] at her home.
Funeral services will held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 1996,
at Fullerton Patterson James Funeral Home, 123 Second St. S.E.,
Mason City, with Pastor Sharon BETSWORTH of First United Methodist
Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Rockwell Cemetery,
There will be a lunch served at the Rockwell Community Center
Visitation will begin after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home,
and will continue from 9 a.m. on Friday until time of services.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials
to the Velma I. Wiley Memorial Fund.
Velma was born Feb. 5, 1921, the daughter of Everett and Bertha
(DADY) HAGEMAN in Syracuse, N.Y.
In 1938, Velma graduated from Diagonal High School in Diagonal.
After graduating, she moved to Leon, where she was employed
by the Leon Telephone Company as a switchboard operator.
On July 21, 1958, Velma was united in marriage to Emmett WILEY
in Idaho Springs, Colo. The couple then moved to Rockwell, where
they resided for about 30 years. She then moved to Hampton.
Velma enjoyed shopping and was quite the bargain hunter. Houseplants
flourished under her care. Being an avid bird watcher, she was
able to identify several species.
She cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren.
Velma is survived by two sons, Larry and his wife, Connie MILLER,
of Mason City, and Darwin Alan and his wife, Betty MILLER, of
Fort Madison; one stepson, Gary and his wife, Doris WILEY, of
Dallas, Texas; one stepdaughter, Dr. and Mrs. Robert (Jean) GOLLY,
of Dallas, Texas; five sisters, Vera CREW of Omaha, Neb.; Veretta
CAMPBELL of Springback, Ariz.; Donna DIEWOLD of Burlington; Cleo
KOUNS of Kansas City, Mo., and Joan BOYD of Afton; one brother,
Doyle HAGEMAN of Winterset; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emmett WILEY,
on Nov. 24, 1985; and one sister, Vanetta McNUTT.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2009