Obituary of Lloyd Wiley

Lloyd Eugene Wiley, 89, a Fort Scott, Kansas resident, passed away, at his home, Saturday morning, November 25, 2023.  He was born on April 30, 1934, the son of Fred Funston Wiley and Opal Virginia (Duncan) Wiley in Fort Scott, Kansas. He married Norma ‘Jean’ Mudd on May 17, 1953; she preceded him in death on April 27, 2020.


Lloyd was a life-long resident of Bourbon County. He graduated from Fort Scott High School, and worked as a farmer, farming his own land, and as a carpenter. He owned his own construction company, Wiley Construction, for many years specializing in custom homes and remodels.


An active community member, Lloyd volunteered with many organizations. He was a long-time member of the Bourbon County Fair Board. Lloyd was inducted into the Kansans Fairs & Festivals Association’s Hall of Fame in 2006. He was also extremely active with the Tri-State Draft Horse Pullers. A favorite pastime was to load up his draft horses and head to pulling matches all over the country, having competed in places such as the National Western Stock Show in Denver and the Tulsa, Oklahoma State Fair. When at home he spent many, many days pulling wagons with grade-school kids, nursing home residents, and Santas in the Fort Scott Christmas parades; you name it Lloyd was present in the community.


Known as a husband, dad, father-in-law, grandpa, great-grandpa, uncle, and friend to many, Lloyd will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Those he left behind are comforted, knowing that he is in a better place with his loved ones who passed before him, including Jean and Lyn. Knowing Lloyd, he probably went and picked up his Jean, and they are headed to a pulling match in heaven right now.


Survivors include his son Pete Wiley, of Fort Scott; daughter-in-law, Cindy Wiley, of St. Francis, Kansas; two sisters-in-law, Marie Wiley and Pat Price, both of Fort Scott; three grandchildren, Dustin Wiley and his wife Randi of Okemah, Oklahoma, Darin Wiley and his wife Taylor of Snook, Texas, and Cheyenne Von Krosigk and her husband Randell of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; great-grandson, Weston Lyn Wiley of Okemah, Oklahoma; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his wife, Jean, Lloyd was also preceded in death by his eldest son, Lyn; daughter-in-law, Jeanie; his parents; three brothers, Don Wiley, Dale Wiley, and Larry Wiley; and his sister, Dorothy Hoffman.


Chuck Harris will conduct funeral services at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home in Fort Scott, with burial following at the Memory Gardens of Bourbon County Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, November 28, 2023, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bourbon County Fair Board, and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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