Judith “Judy” Marie (Bils) Wheeler went home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 while residing at Fairhaven, Upper Sandusky, from a lengthy illness. Judy was a graduate of Upper Sandusky High School and Bowling Green State University, where she earned a degree in education. Judy was a member of Transfiguration of the Lord.
Judy was born on January 25, 1943 to George and Evelyn (Lodge) Bils. Judy had one brother, Henry A. Bils, who preceded her death. Judy had two sister-in-laws, Nancy K. Bils and Ann C (Beard) Bils, who preceded her death. Judy had a great nephew, Hunter Troxel who also preceded her death.
Judy is survived by two nieces Laura (Craig) Troxel, Harpster, along with a great niece, Kylie Troxel, Columbus, and Susan (R. Kelly) Best, Arlington, along with a great nephew, Jacob Best.
Judy was first married to Terry Long, who has preceded her death. Mr. Long had three sons who she helped raise. Judy married Clifford Wheeler in May 1998. Mr. Wheeler has preceded her death. Mr. Wheeler’s children include; Kelly (Timothy) Loy, Todd (Rebecca) Wheeler, Troy (Jodi) Wheeler, and Jami (Nathan) Riegel.
Judy was a lifelong educator and devoted herself to helping children learn and succeed. Judy taught for many decades in Licking County, within the Heath and Newark school districts. When Judy and her husband, Cliff, moved back to Wyandot County, Judy began teaching at St. Peter’s School where she taught first grade, assisted with preschool and the after-school program. Judy truly loved being a part of the school community. Judy was involved in her church, loved music, playing games, socializing and being with her family. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be on Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Lucas-Batton Funeral Homes at 476 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH. Judy’s funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 24th at the Transfiguration of the Lord Church, Upper Sandusky, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s School or Transfiguration of the Lord and can be sent to Lucas Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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