Jennifer Elizabeth Wiley passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 at Kent General Hospital as the result of a horseback riding accident. She was surrounded by her family and loved ones.
Jennifer was born on Mar. 1, 1980 in Milford to Joseph and Renate Wiley during a snowstorm. She was raised in Milford and graduated from Milford Senior High School in 1998. After graduation, she attended Delaware Technical and Community College, studying architectural design before transferring to the University of Maryland. While in Maryland, Jennifer obtained her Real Estate license and returned to Milford in 2001 for the birth of her first niece. A few years later, Jennifer became a Real Estate Agent and managed Century 21 Blue Hen Realty in Dover, a family operated business. In 2009, Jennifer welcomed her daughter, Eva, into the world while completing her LPN. She then went on to obtain her Associates Degree in Nursing and became a Registered Nurse. A few years later, she realized that real estate was in her blood and she returned to ERA Harrington Realty, working with Shirley Renzi until October 2015. She then joined Masten Realty in November 2015 and worked closely with her father Joe, Wes Cromer, and Jamie Masten.
Jennifer was passionate about horseback riding and enjoyed riding with her daughter and her niece, Emma. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and working with her real estate clients and colleagues. Jennifer was a creative person who enjoyed hands-on activities. Jennifer was known as the decorator and event planner of the family, always giving her two cents. She was a devoted mother who loved her daughter, Eva more than life itself. She always put Eva first in everything she did. Jennifer was family-oriented and enjoyed spending time with her two nephews and four nieces. Jennifer was always the “cool aunt” and the “cool mom.” She was always a reliable shoulder to lean on for all of her family and friends and was always there to laugh or cry with. Jennifer was a devoted daughter and spent almost every evening with her parents and daughter sharing a family meal. Jennifer had an infectious smile that could brighten any room. She had a spitfire personality and was known for her spontaneity.
Jennifer was the oldest of three daughters born to Joseph and Renate Wiley of Milford. She is survived by her daughter, Eva; both parents; her sister, Kristin Walters and her husband, Darrell Walters of Milford; and sister, Jessica Clukey and her husband, Joshua Clukey of Milford. She is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Inge Marvel and her husband, John Marvel of Lincoln; and her paternal grandmother, Mary Wiley of Lincoln; nephews, Quinn and Joseph Walters; and nieces, Lily Wiley, Emma Wiley, Reagan Walters, and Ella Clukey. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, William Wiley; and maternal grandfather, James Pase.
Memorial Services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 SE Front St., Milford, officiated by Rev. Dr. Paul Isaacs, where friends may visit with the family beginning at 2 p.m. Services will begin promptly at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family will accept donations towards Eva’s college fund on the GoFundMe site at https://www.gofundme.com/eva-college-fund.
Arrangements in the care of Berry-Short Funeral Home, Milford, DE.