Shelley Kaplan Wiseley of Columbus, Ga., passed away May 14, 2019, at age 58 after a long illness. The youngest daughter of Frances and Arthur Kaplan of Atlanta, Shelley was a 1978 graduate of Briarcliff High School and a 1982 graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in mathematics.
She began her teaching career at Lithonia High School as a mathematics teacher. She left teaching in 1984 to begin her family, but returned to teaching at the Yeshiva High School in Atlanta, until the birth of her third child.
As her children entered school she returned to teaching, first at Blessed Trinity High School in Roswell, and then Brookstone School when the family moved to Columbus, Ga., in 2007.
She continued to teach high school mathematics until 2018. The greatest joys in her life were her children, grandchildren, students, and summers spent at the beach.
She is survived by her husband, Oscar Lee Wiseley, Jr., to whom she was married for 35 years; daughters Rachel and Abigail; son Michael (Danielle); and two grandchildren, Banks and Olivia.
Shelley is also survived by her sister Judge Debra (Nelson) Turner; sister-in-law Sarah Wiseley (Phillip) Elie, and seven nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Shelley’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m. June 9, at Brookstone School in Columbus. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shelley’s memory may be made to Columbus Hospice of Georgia & Alabama, www.columbushospice.com, and Brookstone School. Fond memories and condolences may be shared for the Wiseley family at www.shcolumbus.com.