WILEY, Novella Hibler|
Novella Hibler Wiley, 88, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2014, in Austin Texas. Novella was born on January 10, 1926 in Bertram, Texas to Hunter F. Hibler and Lou Sexton Hibler. She was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 4 sisters.
Novella attended Bertram schools and graduated as Valedictorian in 1943.Novella married Rodger T. Wiley on September 10, 1948 in Austin, Texas. Novella received a B. A. in English cum laude in 1962 and a M.A. in Latin from the University of Texas in 1973. Novella retired in 1984 after 22 years as a teacher in the Austin Independent School District at Fulmore Junior High and Austin High School.
Novella served as President of the Austin Retired Teachers Association and President of Region 10 of the Texas Retired Teachers Association. She served as President of the alpha chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, International Society for Key Woman Educators. After she retired, Novella became a docent at the LBJ Library and continued until recently. Novella received many honors for her professional and civic work such as Austin High School Teacher of the year, Austin High School Hall of Honor, and Texas Retired Teachers Association named a conference room for her in the state headquarters in Austin,Texas.
Novella is survived by husband of 66 years Rodger T. Wiley of Austin, son Rodger Timothy Wiley and wife DeAnna Wiley of Austin, grandson James Meason Wiley of Austin, and granddaughter Sarah Kathryn Wiley of Austin
A visitation for Novella will be held at ten o'clock in the morning with Funeral services at eleven on Thursday, the 31st of July 2014, in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. Interment will follow at Bagdad Cemetery, Leander, Texas.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Austin Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Fund, 313 E. 12th Street, Suite 200 Austin, TX 78701
Condolences may be sent to www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from July 30 to July 31, 2014