Joan Eleanor Wiley of Safford passed away on July 25, 2019. She was born in Sciotoville, Ohio on Jan. 5, 1939, to parents John Pyles and Jewel Raike Pyles, with siblings Janet, Dee, Don, Floyd, Becky, Gary, and Jeanie.
Joan graduated from Minford High School in 1957 and later married William Wiley, Sr. while still in Ohio. The family was blessed with four children, Leroy, Mark, Bryon, and William.
Her life revolved around her four boys. She was always happy and had a wicked sense of humor and enjoyed pranking people. She also enjoyed cooking, playing cards, games, and animals, especially her pet Coco.
Joan worked as a server in the restaurant industry and loved meeting new people. In her spare time, she was a member of The Red Hat Society, a Legionnaire, and a volunteer with the Search and Rescue team. Joan was a hardworking person who loved life.
She is survived by her four boys, Leroy (Karen), Mark, Bryon (Geri), and William (Wendy) Wiley; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Joan is preceded in death by her loving husband, William, Sr.; her parents, Jewel and John Pyles and all of her siblings.
Services for Joan will be held Friday, Aug. 2, at the New Testament Baptist Church in Safford, beginning with a viewing at 8 a.m., followed by the funeral services at 9 a.m. Interment will be in the Safford Cemetery following services.