Lucellia I. Wheaton, 97, of Altmar, NY and formerly of Greenwich, NJ passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
Born in Detroit, Michigan she was the daughter of the late Henry Morse and Pansy Sage Morse and was the wife of the late George A. Wheaton who passed in 1997. She had been a Greenwich resident for 50 years and had also resided in Florida for many years. More recently she had been living in New York State.
Before her retirement, Lucellia had been employed with the Protection Service Company in Bridgeton for many years. Before that she and her late husband had operated the Cohansey River Marina and she had also worked at the former Ferracute Machine Company in Bridgeton.
In 1943 she became a member of the Order of the Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron in 1958 and Past Grand Officer in 1963.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews. Widowed in 1945 at the age of twenty, she was predeceased by her first husband, Elmer T. Funke who died in France during World War Two serving in the United States Air Force.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 15th at Greenwich Baptist Cemetery at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions in Lucellia’s memory be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, Upper Deerfield Township. Written condolences can be sent to the family at www.padgettfuneralhomes.com.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Lucellia
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Padgett Funeral Home