Muriel G. Wheeler

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MILFORD - Muriel G. Wheeler, 90, longtime resident of Milford, died on Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Nashua.

She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Aug. 30, 1922, a daughter of Kenneth and Hazel (Bradshaw) Goodsell. She graduated magna cum laude from Stratford High School, Stratford, Conn., in 1940. She married Everett Wheeler on Feb. 14, 1942.

Mrs. Wheeler made her home in Milford for more than 69 years.

Mrs. Wheeler spent her life working with children. She was a Scout leader from Brownie's through Senior Scouts, and was a mother adviser for the Milford Rainbow Girls. She worked as a teachers aide at the Jacques and Bales schools in Milford and the Brick School in Amherst. She taught kindergarten at the Souhegan Valley Christian Kindergarten, Milford. She also enjoyed helping home-school her grandchildren.

For many years, she conducted a local nursing home ministry, visiting the patients and leading a weekly Bible study.

She was a former member of the Milford First Baptist Church. In addition, she was the superintendent of Sunday school for 25 years, director of the Vacation Bible School program, and for many years enjoyed helping in the church nursery. In her later years, she attended the Amherst Christian Church.

She was predeceased by her husband, Everett H. Wheeler, in 2011; an infant daughter, Beverly Muriel Wheeler, in 1942; and a brother, Kenneth (Bud) Goodsell Jr.

Family members include two daughters, Janice Kenyon and Nancy Powers, both of Keene; two sons, Donald Wheeler of North Berwick, Maine, and David Wheeler of Milford; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.


services: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. in the Amherst Christian Church, 134 Hollis Road, Amherst.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Share Outreach, 1 Columbus Ave., Milford 03055, or by calling 673-9898 or emailing

Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford.

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Published in Union Leader on Feb. 10, 2013
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