GAMBIER — Patricia L. (Stafford) Wheeler, 80, of Gambier, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, surrounded by her family at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was born Nov. 30, 1932, in Hanover to the late Raymond and Martha (Hollar) Stafford.
Patricia was a member of Perry Chapel Baptist Church and the Bladensburg Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. Patricia was a past recipient of the Utica Sertoma Club Service to Mankind Award. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching her grandkids play sports.
Patricia is survived by her husband, and lifetime partner of 61 years, Merle “Bud” Wheeler; three sons, Gary (Crickett) Wheeler, Larry Wheeler and Randy (Diana) Wheeler; two daughters, Bev (Ron) Foote and Brenda (Steve) Dush; sisters, Helena Priest and Dorothy (Bob) Earlywine; grandchildren, Tricia, MaryAnn, John, Evan, Daniel, Benjamin, Joe, Sandy, Julie, Bobbi, Ryan, Chad, Kelsey, Melisha, Josh, Taylor and Jett; great-grandchildren, Will, Robbie, Liam, Logan, Bailey, Cali, Hunter, Bradley, B.J., Hayden, Radek; numerous nieces; and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Rosemary Rine; brother, Robert Stafford.
Friends may call Thursday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bladensburg Church of Christ, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11a.m. with Pastor Ben McKinstry officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery-Bladensburg.
Memorial contributions may be made in Patricia’s memory to: The Bladensburg Church of Christ.
The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Bladensburg is handling the funeral services for the Wheeler family
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