Esta A. Wheeland, 74, of Wadsworth, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017. She was born February 24, 1943 in Wadsworth, 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.
She was 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.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Dan, Richard, Bob, Jere, Fay and Martin.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Hilliard Rospert Funeral Home, 174 Lyman St., Wadsworth. Funeral service will be Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11 A.M. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.