Barbara M. Wheeler, 82
OTIS, Mass. — Mrs. Barbara M. Wheeler, 82, formerly of Otis, died Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at the Washington Center in Argyle, N.Y., with her daughter by her side.
Barbara was born in Winsted, Conn., on December 7, 1936, the daughter of Albert and Hazel Reeves Long. She married Gordon O. Wheeler on December 9, 1951. Her husband passed away in 1991.
The Wheelers moved to Otis in 1982, where they raised their family. Mrs. Wheeler was a hard-working, caring and loving mother, grandmother and wife who enjoyed life's simple pleasures.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter, Peggy Buckley and her husband, James; her son Raymond Wheeler; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Gordon O. Wheeler, Mrs. Wheeler was predeceased by two sons, Gordon R. and George Wheeler.
Funeral notice: Funeral services for Barbara Wheeler will be held Friday, January 4, 2019, at noon at the Kelly Funeral Home in Lee with the Rev. William Neil, officiating. Burial at the Otis Cemetery will be held in the spring.
A visiting hour will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Otis Rescue Squad in care of the Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St. Lee, MA 01238.
Obituary Provided By: Kelly Funeral Home