Barbara V. Wheeler, 73 of Cadiz died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, Ohio. She was born October 10, 1939 in Cadiz, Ohio a daughter of the late Charles Gross, II and Mary Rudolph Gross.Barbara was a member of St. James AME Church in Cadiz where she sang in the Gospel Expressions Choir and was a member of the Zella Strother Missionary Society. She was also a member of the former Arch Jackson V.F.W. Post #6564 and V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post #3072. She was the first meter reader for the Village of Cadiz.
She was preceded in death in addition to her parents, by a son-in-law Ernie Hardwick and a stepson Marvin Wheeler.
She is survived by her husband Luther Wheeler of Cadiz; 2 daughters: Gwen Hardwick and Etta (Bill) Blanchard of Cadiz; a son, Leander (L.B.) (Martty) Brooks, III of Cadiz; 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren; a brother Charles (Joanne) Gross, III of Cadiz; 2 sisters: Marjorie Johnson and Charlotte (Fritz) Jones of Cadiz; and her stepchildren: Martin Wheeler, Cindy Jones, Constance Jones and Cherry Bradley.
Calling hours will be held Friday, March 15 from 2-4 and 6-9 at St. James AME Church, 300 East Market Street, Cadiz where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. William Lewis and Rev. Bernard Gaiton officiating. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery. Arrangements by Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James A.M.E. Church, 300 East Market Street, Cadiz, Ohio 43907 or American Cancer Society, 525 North Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio 44406.
The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.