Martha Jane Arey Moore Wheeler, age 87, of Cridersville died 5:35 p.m., Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Otterbein-Cridersville. She was born Feb. 15, 1927 in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late Raleigh and Addie Isabel Morrison Arey. She married Robert Wheeler, Sr. Aug. 6, 1971 and he survives in Cridersville.
Mrs. Wheeler had worked as a server for Holiday Inn Lima for several years and most recently at Pat’s Donuts and Cream. She attended Southside Christian Church.
Additional survivors include children: James ‘Jim’ Moore of Clermont, FL, Susan Moore McKay of Tampa, FL, Diana (Steve) McConnell of Lima, Sandra Gesler of Wapakoneta and step children: Robert (Leare) Wheeler of Cape Coral, FL, Fred (Karen) Wheeler, Joel (Carol) Wheeler both of Lima, Dale Wheeler of Ft. Myers, FL, Linda (Terry) Wheeler Jessup of Shider, OK, Karen (Larry) Williams of Dublin and Cindy (Brian) Fox of Columbus; a sister Catherine Entsminger of California; 30 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 4 siblings: Donald, Edward and William Arey and a sister Louise Wayman and a daughter-in-law Linda Moore.
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 Wed. at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
The funeral will begin 10:30 Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Wanda Werking officiating and burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm