TIPP CITY - Evelyn Loretta Wheeler, 91, of Tipp City, formerly of Piqua, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at SpringMeade Health Center, Tipp City. She was born in Xenia, on Feb. 1, 1921, to the late Samuel and Melva (Dunlap) Boyd. Evelyn married Charles Wheeler on Nov. 18, 1950. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1973.
Evelyn is survived by one sister, Martha Jean Fraley of Piqua; two step-children, Nancy Hughes and Melvin Wheeler; two nieces and one nephew and their children, Joyce Paldino of Piqua, Micah Paldino and Elizabeth Paldino and her fiancé Reece Woodruff and Beverly Mikolajewski of Piqua, Samuel and Kara Mikolajewski, Ella and Keith King, Doug and Sue Fraley of Grove City, Christopher and Alexander Fraley.
Evelyn graduated from Xenia High School, Xenia. She loved the United Methodist Church and was a member of Faith Community United Methodist Church, Xenia. Evelyn was very active on various committees in her churches in Phoenix, Arizona, Bellaire, Michigan and Xenia. She was a spirited piano player, who entertained audiences with church hymns and popular tunes.
Evelyn enjoyed traveling and spoke frequently about her trips to the Holy Land and Africa. She delighted her family with butterscotch pies, homemade noodles, canned peaches and pickles. Evelyn was a farmer's wife and a loving homemaker who was very active working on the family farm.
Arrangements are being handled by Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Friends may call from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Norman Dunlap, cousin, officiating. Burial and committal service will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia. Memorial contributions may be made to Greene Street United Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene Street, Piqua, OH 45356.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com