March 3, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008 10:30 am Vernon Funeral Home
Thursday, March 6, 2008 5-8 pm
Dorothy E. Wheeler
Dorothy E. Wheeler, 78, resident of Sterling House of Urbana, Ohio,
died Monday, March 3, 2008 at 7:25 p.m. in her residence.
Dorothy was the daughter of Walter and Mary (Jenkins) Neer.
She was born in Urbana on April 11, 1929.
Dorothy was married to Maurice L. Wheeler, Jr. on June 26, 1948. He preceded her in death on December 21, 1998.
Dorothy was a loving wife and mother. She was bookkeeper for the Young World Dashery and Litton’s Clothing Store in Urbana. After retiring as a bookkeeper she thoroughly enjoyed working in her yard and babysitting for her special premature niece Shawn Michelle (Beaty) Hagenbuch.
Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Sue Wheeler of Centerville, special niece Shawn Hagenbuch, four sisters, Betty L. Metz, Mary E. (Robert) Hildreth, Karen Sue Neer, Sharon A. Beaty, three brothers, Walter J. (Connie) Neer, Charles E. (Kay) Neer of Piqua, Jimmy K. Neer, sister-in-law, Mary Alice Neer, cousins, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Elizabeth J. Neer, Barbara J. Neer, and two brothers, Lewis E. (Judith) Neer, Jerry A. Neer, a sister-in-law, Mary V. Neer and brother-in-law, Samuel Metz.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at Vernon Funeral Home Urbana, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 2008 in the funeral home with Mr. David Jongewaard officiating. Special music by Wes Flannery. Burial will follow Oak Dale Cemetery. Those serving as pallbearers will be Scott Hildreth, Jon Hagenbuch, John Coffman, Brian Neer, Greg Hower and Jack Metz. Honorary pallbearers are Terry Esch, Rick Esch, Troy Brown, Larry Mull, Harold Murray and Bill Barnes.
Sincere thanks to family, friends, special doctor, Dr. George Varghese, Community Hospice and the staff and residents of Sterling House.