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Obituary for Mildred L. Wheeler (Ramsey)

Mildred L. Wheeler

April 1, 2020

Mildred L. Wheeler, 97, of Central Square, formerly of Phoenix, NY, passed away on Wednesday, at Iroquois Nursing Home. She was born on Nov. 22, 1922 in Oakley, TN, to her late parents, Sallie T. (Winningham) and James W. Ramsey. Mildred served as a secretary in the Pentagon during WWII, and later, an accountant for Wickes Lumber Co. in Phoenix. She retired in 1989. Mildred was a member of the First United Church of Fulton and Senior Citizen groups for both Volney and Schroeppel. She was predeceased by her sister, Mabel Bandoian in 2005.

Surviving are her children, Diana W. (Mike) Sivers of Ft. Worth, TX, Wayne A. Wheeler I of Memphis, NY, Mildred L. (David) Eddy of Lakeland, FL, Melodye A. (Jimmie) Shampine of Central Square, NY; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; brother, James W. Ramsey, Jr. of Algood, TN; sisters, Myrtle Patterson of Cookeville, TN, and Ina Moredock of Maryville, TN; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Due to social distancing concerns, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place at Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay, NY.

Contributions in Mildred's memory may be made to: American Heart Association, 2 South Clinton St., Syracuse, NY 13202 or at