Alexander Funeral Home-Newburgh Chapel

5333 Old Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN


Ilyene Wise

July 4, 1937November 20, 2019

Ilyene Wise, 82, of Newburgh, IN passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019. She was born in Essex, MO on July 4, 1937 to the late Frank and Florence Cagle.

She was a member of Living Word Christian Church where she attended Bible Study.

Ilyene was preceded in death by her husband, Dale; grandson, Tyler Diller; and sisters, Imogene Sullivan, Janet Foster, and Marie Pullum.

She is survived by daughter, Debbie Barisano (John); sons, Steve Mabbitt (Karen), Steve Wise; daughter, Laura Diller (Al); son, Sean Wise; grandchildren, Jason Barisano (Liz), Katie Clark (Brian), Jennifer Renneker (Joe), Jordyn Wise, Cayden Wise, Taylor Wise, Trey Diller, Hannah Diller, Tessa Diller; great-grandsons, Henry Barisano, Vinny Barisano, Brian Clark, John Clark; and brothers, Jerry and Sonny Cagle.

Funeral Services will be held 12:00 p.m. Monday, November 25, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel officiated by Pastor Mike Claypool with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit 10:00 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Living Word Christian Church, 3888 Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN 47630.


  • Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 25, 2019


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Mark Sullivan

November 24, 2019

I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Ilyene Wise, sister of my mother Imogene Sullivan. After I lost my mom. Ilyene was like a mother to me. I called her sometimes to talk and reminisce. My condolences to Steve and Sean and to everyone else in the family.

Angela Sullivan

November 24, 2019

I am the daughter of Sis’s twin, Imogene Sullivan. I remember Aunt Sis as one of the strong Cagle women. She cared for her sister Suzy and her twin—my mom—Imogene, all their lives— and when they were dying. She probably never weighed 100 pounds, but no one on this earth was ever stronger, more loving or supportive. And she always had a funny joke to tell! Her laugh, like Suzy’s, was so infectious. My last conversation with her, she asked me to move in with her. I have four grandchildren in MO so I couldn’t. Now I wish I had. So much. So much. I missed so much precious time with Aunt Sis and I deeply regret it. My condolences to all her family and loved ones. She is irreplaceable, unforgettable. She was indomitable. And now she rests with God.

Karla Hatfield

November 23, 2019

I enjoyed having family lunches with her. She was such a sweet lady!

Diane and Chris Hancock

November 23, 2019

Ilyene was a wonderful neighbor. She cared about everyone around her. When we moved from the neighborhood last year, we surely missed seeing her, and Sean. Chris and I cannot get there on Monday, but know that we are thinking of her and her family and praying for comfort in this time of loss.

Paul and Judy Raibley

November 23, 2019

You are in our prayers. We are so sorry. She was always so sweet. She will be greatly missed.