NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Karen A. Wiley, 61, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., died Monday, May 17, 2010, at Halifax Health Medical Center, Daytona Beach.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Karen came to Florida in 1973 from Columbiana, Ohio. A graduate of Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, Karen taught in the Ohio public school system and later served as a substitute teacher for the Volusia County Schools System. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Smyrna Yacht Club, and enjoyed reading, Sudoku puzzles, and taking cruises with her family.
Survivors include her husband, David, a former resident of Mount Vernon, Ohio; son, David Jr. of Miami; daughter, Tiffany of New Smyrna Beach; three sisters, Jayne (Bob) Duncan of Marietta, Ga., Kassie Jones of St. Charles, Ill., and Shannon Jones of Cincinnati, Ohio; her mother, Anne Jones, also of Marietta; mother-in-law, Ruth Wiley Cassaday, formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio, now of New Smyrna Beach; and other in-laws, Ann and Monty Busick of Fuquay Varina, N.C., Bob and Sharon Wiley of New Smyrna Beach, and Donald and Cynthia Wiley of Marion, Ohio.
Although Karen loved flowers, especially daisies, the family welcomes memorial donations to American Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road, Suite 415, Maitland, FL 32751-7105.
Submitted by Luanne Dunham.