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“Dear Sandi and family, I have wonderful memories of your mother through the years that our fathers worked together. Please accept my deepest...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jeanne Thompson Schmidt

“Dear Sandi and Peter; so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: John & Donna Kahoe

“Thank you for allowing me to care for your mom. I will miss her so much, I loved caring for her so much. Melissa (Amedysis) ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Melissa Gibson - Middle River, MD

“Jacqui, I know this is hard for you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish the sweet memories to keep her...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Mischelle Williams

“Jim & I want to express our sincere sympathy to the family of Lois Iley who I've known all my life. Lois and Wilbur have always been some of my (J.O...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Jim & Nancy Ryan Lagan

“My sincere condolences to Sande, Eleanor and their families. Lois was a wonderful lady who impacted anyone who met her. She was a gentle woman who...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Dan O'Connell - Clarksville, MD

“Absolutely one of the neatest ladies I've ever known, a beautiful person inside and out...wasn't a time ever that we didn't meet up somewhere,...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Todd Holden

“My thoughts and prayers of comfort are with all of you at this time ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Chris

“Sandi, John, Eley and your families, I share in the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. Aunt Lois was a dear , loving person and...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Mark Ballee

“Dear Sandi and Peter, So sorry for the loss of Lois. Remember her well from back in high school days. Please accept my sincerest sympathy. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Hedrick Westfall

“Hi family. So sorry to learn of Nana's passing and so sorry I cannot be there this weekend. Thinking of you all and sending my love and prayers. ...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Anne


ELEANOR LOIS ILEY (Feb. 14, 1922 – Nov. 23, 2016) A longtime Fallston resident, Eleanor Lois Iley died November 23, 2016 of complications from dementia at Bel Air Assisted Living. She was 94. Born in Knox City, Texas, to William Perry Howard and Eleanor Hays Howard, Lois could trace her family roots in the United States back to 1825 through her father, who was a cowboy and cotton buyer. Lois grew up in O'Donnell, Tex. where she taught Sunday school. One of her pupils was Dan Blocker who was best known for playing Hoss Cartwright on the NBC television series Bonanza. Later the family moved to Weslaco, Texas, a border town in the Rio Grande Valley and hometown of a neighbor, Harlon Block, who was one of the Marines in the iconic photograph raising the flag at Iwo Jima. A World War II veteran, Lois served in the United States Navy from February, 1943 to December, 1945 when she was honorably discharged at the rank of Yeoman Second Class. On May 18, 1947 Lois married Wilbur Iley of Street after meeting on a blind date. The marriage lasted 66 years until Wilbur's death in December, 2013. Shortly after their marriage they joined with relatives Mervin and Louise Amrein who had opened a general store on Main Street in Fallston. Later Lois took a position as bookkeeper with the Harlatane Gas Company in Fallston where she worked until retiring. Her hobbies included sewing, painting and drawing. She was a longtime member of the Fallston Presbyterian Church where she assisted as a superintendent of its Sunday school. She was also a member of the Fallston Chimney Corner Club, a ladies organization to which she once served up one of her specialties, a Mexican enchilada dinner. Her pastimes included an interest in Native American artifacts. Along with her husband she was an active life member in the Archeological Society of the Northern Chesapeake, serving as one of its hostesses for many years. Lois is survived by a son, John Iley of Pittsburg, Kan.; two daughters, Sandra Schlehr of Bel Air and Eleanor Welkner of Street; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, her passing was preceded by the death of her daughter, Jacqueline Iley in 1977. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to the Fallston Presbyterian Church, 600 Fallston Road, P.O. Box 54, Fallston, Md. 21047.

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