The Daily Star
---- — Eleanor M. Wheeler
Oneonta — Eleanor M. Wheeler, 84, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on May 4, 1929, in Oneonta, the daughter of Curtis and Mildred (Scutt) Upright.
Eleanor married Francis Wheeler on Nov. 17, 1946, in Laurens. He predeceased her in March of 1975.
She retired from the Oneonta Dress Factory (Sanyo) where she worked for many years.
Eleanor was a lifelong area resident who was a member of the Women of the Moose, where she attained the rank of senior Regent. She was an avid clarinet and saxophone player playing in her family band with her mother, father, brother and sister.
She enjoyed bowling, knitting, crocheting and jigsaw puzzles. Eleanor was an avid Yankees and NASCAR fan and a member of her family NASCAR fantasy league.
Eleanor is survived by her children, Bruce (Linda) Wheeler of Oneonta, Susan (Stephen) Montemurro of Florida, Connie (Bob) Kisner of Florida and Bob Wheeler of Rome; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Johnston and Carolyn (Larry) Goeddel; her aunt; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her sons, Michael and George Wheeler; her brothers, Clarence “Uppy,” Clyde and Curtis Upright; sister, Donna Fissette; niece, Nancy Darling; and her daughter-in-law, Marie Wheeler; and brothers-in-law, Harry S. Johnston and Roger W. Fissette Sr.
A funeral service will be at noon Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., in Oneonta, with the Rev. Keith VanDewerker, retired officiating. A calling hour will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the service time. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of Eleanor to the Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lhpfuneralhome.com.