Elizabeth Ann Wheeler
Elizabeth Ann Wheeler, a Delaware resident for 86 years, died on Friday (March 23, 2012) at her daughter’s home following a brief illness being treated with Hospice services.
She was born March 12, 1917, to Fred L. Genthner Sr. and Muriel C. Matthews Genthner. Elizabeth was a graduate of Willis High School, owner of the Verkamp Bottled Gas and a member of Grace Brethren Church. She served as an officer for the Class of 1935’s reunion committee, treasurer for Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, secretary for George Lewis Behrens Order of the Eastern Star, treasurer for the Grady Volunteer Council and Presiding Judge for the Delaware County Board of Elections — all for many years. Before moving from Delaware in 2003 to live with her daughter, Elizabeth volunteered at Grady Memorial Hospital for more than 14,000 hours.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Martha E.K. (Jonathan) Beltz; cousin, Ruth Throne of Missouri; and a nephew, Lee F. Genthner of California.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred L. Genthner Jr.; and her husband, Robert R. Wheeler.
Private graveside services will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery with her cremains buried between her parents.
Memorials may be made to The Humane Society of the United States.
Condolences may be expressed, and are encouraged to be directed to her daughter at 6 Lisa Drive, Magnolia, MA, 01930; firstname.lastname@example.org; 978–526-7015.