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Ruth E. (Nichols) Wheatley

April 17, 1923 – May 31, 2014

Ruth E. (Nichols) Wheatley, age 91, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Regal Heights with members of her loving family at her side.

Born in Dover, Delaware on April 17, 1923, Ruth was a daughter of the late Jacob P. Wilson and Amelia Witzka Wilson. She worked as a personnel director for the former Wilmington Dry Goods, retiring in 1979 after 27 years of dedicated service.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Franklin and sisters, Caroline and Gloria. She leaves many cherished memories to her husband, Samuel Wheatley; children, Wayne Nichols and his wife Debbie, Christy Broomall and her husband Hugh and Bret Nichols and his wife Lora. “Gammy” was adored by 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren, who will forever remember her love of elephants, cozy afghans and her delicious cooking.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Regal Heights for the loving care and support given to Ruth during the time she spent with them.

A service celebrating her life will be held at 11 am on Wednesday morning, June 4, 2014, at The Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where family and friends may visit from 10 until 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

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  1. Kevin Hamill, June 3, 2014

    Bret,
    Our hearts go out to you and your family for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of grief and sorrow. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
    Kevin & Pam

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