Esta Oliver Wheeland  1943 - 2017  

Esta A. Wheeland
74, of Wadsworth, passed away December 5, 2017.   She was born Feburary 24, 1943, in Wadsworth, Ohio, to the late James and Edith (Richards) Oliver.

Esta was a beloved wife and perfect mother.   When asked how she knew how to be a good Mom, she replied, "you just marinade children in love and they turn out real juicy!"   Her ability to nurture all things was a gift from God.
She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and was a mother figure to so many more.   She also enjoyed canning, gardening, cooking for her family, playing her organ and was a lover of animals.

Preceded in death by her siblings, Dan, Richard, Bob, Jere, Fay, and Martin.

Survived by her husband of 53 years, Richard A. Wheeland;  children, Richard A. Jr., Amy C. (Denny) Smith, and James C. (Shelly);  grandchildren, Sydney and Braven Smith;  and sister Cora Bryant.

Family will receive friends 5-7 PM Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the Hilliard Rospert Funeral Home 174 Lyman St. Wadsworth, Ohio.

Funeral service will be Friday at 11 AM;  family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service.   Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Hilliard Rospert     330-334-1501

Esta Oliver
Wadsworth High School
Graduating Class of 1961 

WHS Choir, 1960-61.  Row 1: Mr. Sears (Director), Britton, Bell, Newman, Allan, Parsons, Kilmer, Dilworth, Steiner.  Row 2: Williams, Rowley, Kaufman, Koppitch, Bucher, Waltz, Ott.  Row 3: Hartman, Sharp, Manske, Oliver, Stentz, Leatherman, Stuhrke, Kindling.  Row 4: Riley, Kreider, Abrams, Morris, Shelly, Venner.

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