Mary Lou Wiles, 85 of Toledo, Oregon passed away on July 18, 2014. She was born in Milwaukee, Oregon to Edward A. and Mary Ellen Myers on October 12, 1928. She attended and graduated from Newport High School in 1946.
Mary Lou married John F. Wiles on February 27, 1947 and they raised their three children in Newport. Her family was her greatest accomplishment. She and John started Wiles Distributing in 1972.
She loved outdoor activities, especially gardening and clam digging. She liked cooking and canning, and would put up the game brought home. She enjoyed family get-togethers and spending time with her grandchildren. Her Pinochle Club card parties were a source of joy. Her other hobbies and interests included knitting and bowling.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her father, Edward A. Myers, her mother, Mary E. Myers, and her husband, John F. Wiles. She is survived by son Vernon L. Wiles (Sandi) of Newport, son John E. Wiles (Loretta) of Newport, and daughter Toni R. Conley (Mike) of Bend. Grandchildren Raelynn Durbin, Ryan Wiles (Kendra), Krista Moatz (Aaron), and Johnny Wiles (Shannon). Great grandchildren Lance and Levi Durbin, Cole and Haley Wiles, Waylon and Ricky Wiles, and Nate and Miles Moatz.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Donations may be mailed to Mrs. Santa Claus, 237 Wright Creek Road, Toledo, Oregon, 97391 or to the Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital Foundation.
Batemans Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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