Evelyn Loretta Wheeler

TIPP CITY Evelyn Loretta Wheeler, age 91, of Tipp City, formerly of Piqua, died at 7:15 PM on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at SpringMeade Health Center, Tipp City, OH. She was born in Xenia, OH on February 1, 1921 to the late Samuel and Melva (Dunlap) Boyd. Evelyn married Charles Wheeler on November 18, 1950. He preceded her in death on December 5, 1973.

Evelyn is survived by one sister: Martha Jean Fraley, Piqua, OH; two step-children: Nancy Hughes and Melvin Wheeler; two nieces and one nephew and their children: Joyce Paldino, Piqua, OH, Micah Paldino, Elizabeth Paldino and her fiancé Reece Woodruff; Beverly Mikolajewski, Piqua, OH, Samuel and Kara Mikolajewski, Ella and Keith King; Doug and Sue Fraley, Grove City, OH, Christopher and Alexander Fraley.

Evelyn graduated from Xenia High School, Xenia, OH. She loved the United Methodist Church and was a member of Faith Community United Methodist Church, Xenia, OH. Evelyn was very active on various committees in her churches in Phoenix, AZ, Bellaire, MI and Xenia, OH. 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 PM on Friday November 16, 2012 at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM with Rev. Norman Dunlap, cousin, officiating. Burial and committal service will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, OH at 3:30 P.M.

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