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Aileen Wheaton


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Aileen Wheaton Obituary
Wheaton, Aileen
1955 - 2018
Aileen Ruth Wheaton, 62, of Columbus, passed away on August 9, 2018. She was born on August 15, 1955 in Grand Forks, ND to Kenneth and Eleanor (Boe) Ford. Aileen graduated from Red River High School in Grand Forks, ND; earned her Bachelor's degree in Education from Illinois State University; and Master's degree in Education from Marygrove College. Aileen had a lifelong mission of teaching and education. She dedicated a year of service in the VISTA program teaching GED courses for Native Americans at United Tribes in Bismarck, ND. Aileen taught in the classroom and as a reading specialist in Dublin City Schools; she went on to teach in the education program at The Ohio State University - Marion nurturing the next generation of teachers. Aileen and her colleague, Mary Jo Fresch, wrote a series of textbooks for educators titled "Spelling for Writers." They travelled all over the country training school systems in the Spelling for Writers curriculum. Aileen will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 42 years, James W. Wheaton; sisters and their spouses Jeanette (Leigh) Trosen, Karen (James) Lueck, and Sandra (Stephen) Vining; sons Andrew (Katie) Wheaton and Michael (Amanda) Wheaton; and granddaughters Ella, Gwen, Claire, Anna, and Madeline. Viewing hours will be held on Friday August 17 from 5-7 pm at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel 6699 N. High St. Worthington, OH 43085. A funeral service will be held on Saturday August 18 at 10 am at Worthington Presbyterian Church 773 N. High St. Worthington, OH 43085. Donations in Aileen's memory may be made to American Indian College Fund (www.collegefund.org). To share memories or condolences with the family, please go to www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2018
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