Welcome to the memorial page for

Mavis H. (Countryman) Wiley

March 10, 1924 ~ December 3, 2017 (age 93)

Mavis H. Wiley, 93, Three Mile Bay, passed away at home on Sunday, December 3 under the care of her family.  She was born on March 10, 1924 in Watertown, NY the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mildred Harris Countryman.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont, NY.

Mavis Graduated from Chaumont High School in 1941.  She married Kent Wiley on October 3, 1942. Mr. Wiley left for the armed forces on October 20, 1942. Mavis joined him in Texas a few months later, staying there for about a year before moving back to Three Mile Bay when Kent went overseas for the war.  When Kent returned he and Mavis settled in Three Mile Bay where they ran a dairy farm for 30 years, and still reside there today. Mavis and Kent just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.

Mavis was a member of the Bay view Club, the Three Mile Bay Auxillary, Chaumont OES #225, North Country Quilting Guild and was an extraordinary crosstitcher.  She was a member of the Three Mile Bay Methodist Church and when she was younger she attended the Little White Church on Point Peninsula.

Surviving her besides her husband Kent is a son and his wife, Preston and Joan Wiley, Perryville, NY; a daughter in law, Kathy Wiley, Three Mile Bay; a brother, Keith and Shirley Countryman, Chaumont; a sister Mildred Higgens, Chaumont; caregivers, Betty Wiley-Cosselman and her husband Brian Cosselman; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by a son, Craig Wiley who passed away March 1, 2003; a brother, Arlington Countryman; and two sisters, Lois Aubertine and Jean Denny.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Three Mile Bay Methodist Church with the Rev. Nancy Stanley officiating, Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cape Vincent.  Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 6 from 2-7 pm at the Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont.

Donations may be given in her name to the Three Mile Bay Methodist Church, 8580 State Route 12E, Three Mile Bay, NY 13693 or Three Mile Bay Volunteer Fire Department, 8581 State Route 12E, Three Mile Bay, NY 13693.

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Charitable donations may be made to:

Three Mile Bay United Methodist Church
8580 NY-12E, Three Mile Bay NY 13693

Three Mile Bay Volunteer Fire Department
8581 State Route 12e, Three Mile Bay NY 13693

 Service Information

December 6, 2017

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Becker Cleveland Funeral Home
12007 State Route 12 E
Chaumont, NY 13622

Funeral Service
December 7, 2017

11:00 AM
Three Mile Bay Methodist Church
8580 NY-12E
Three Mile Bay, NY 13693

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