Octavia Ann Wylie, 81, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 12:43 P.M. May 16, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. She was born November 2, 1936 in Decatur, Indiana to the late Louis J. and Marcella (Lengerich) Kelly. Octavia married Jack Wylie on December 27, 1958 in Akron, Ohio.
In addition to her husband of 59 years, Octavia is survived by her children, Beth (Wylie) Whittingham and husband, Weston of Atlanta, Georgia, Mark Wylie of Champaign, Illinois, Greg Wylie and wife, Dana of Sesser, Illinois, and Jeff Wylie and wife, Amy of Opdyke, Illinois; grandchildren, Ryan Whittingham, Kyle Whittingham, Rachel Wylie, Kristen Wylie, and Jacob Wylie; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Octavia was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Octavia worked for many years as a secretary for Page Insurance. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Octavia was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Memorial Service will follow at 5:00 P.M. Memorials may be made in Octavia’s honor to the charity of the donor’s choice.