Frances M. Wylie, of New Milford, died Aug. 29, 2009, at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Milford.

Mrs. Wylie lived in Brooklyn, Iowa, for most of her life. She was born in Ringling, Okla. in 1922.

She attended the University of Oklahoma at Norman. During World War II, she was an instructor in San Antonio, Texas, where she met her future husband, Ross E. Wylie.

Mr. Wylie was a pilot during the war. They lived in Texas, were stationed in Colorado, and eventually made their home in Brooklyn, Iowa.

They farmed and Mrs. Wylie worked at Grinnell Reinsurance and the Rural Electric company for many years.

She was a bridge player, golfer and traveler. She loved music, plays, singing, entertaining friends, and was committed to her church. Friends and family were her primary focus.

Mrs. Wylie was preceded in death by her husband, Ross E. Wylie, her mother, Bernice Harper, her father, Joe L. Harper Sr., and a brother, Joe Harper Jr.

She is survived by a son, Randy Wylie and daughter-in-law, Betsy, of Whitney, Texas; a daughter, Susan (Wylie) Schoon and her son-in-law, Craig, of Washington Depot; two grandchildren, Sara Schoon, of Saratoga Springs and Nathan Wylie, of Austin, Texas; and her loyal friend, Charlie Seewald.

Funeral arrangements are planned for the fall in Brooklyn, Iowa, where she will be buried alongside her husband, Ross.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.