Marilyn June Wheeler - Obituary

Marilyn Wheeler

Marilyn June Wheeler, 83, of Grove Street, Wells River, Vt., died at her home on Thursday, May 16, 2019, following a period of failing health.

Marilyn was born in Hanover, N.H. on April 10, 1936, to Freeman and Elnah (Runnels) Placey. She was a graduate of Newbury (Vt.) High School. On May 30, 1956, she married Robert P. Wheeler.

A lifelong resident of Wells River and Newbury, Marilyn was an active member and volunteer of the Wells River Congregational Church, UCC and their Women’s Fellowship. She also belonged to the Newbury Alumni Association. She enjoyed cooking, canning, and pickling. Most of all, Marilyn cherished time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Robert P. Wheeler of Wells River; two sons, Terry Wheeler of Newbury and Kevin Wheeler and wife Jacquelyn of Missouri; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a brother, David Placey and wife Eleanor of Newbury; along with nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be no calling hours.

A private family service will be held in the Oxbow Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wells River Congregational Church, c/o Barbara Beaulieu, PO Box 367, Wells River, VT 05081.

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Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.

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