Obituary of Ruth Reiver Wunder Wheatley
Ruth passed away peacefully on October 29, 2021. She was born February 3, 1930 to the late Rev. George Ernest Wunder and Ruth Elmira Reiver Wunder. She graduated from Thurmont High School in 1947. She received her B.A. degree from Shepherd College in West Virginia in 1951, and attended Frostburg University, Johns Hopkins University, and Western Maryland College earning a Master’s Degree. She taught Home Economics at Middletown HS, Frederick, MD; Patterson HS in Baltimore, MD; and North Hagerstown HS (and art) in Hagerstown, MD. She retired in 1991 after serving 39 years.
Ruth was preceded by her parents, a sister: Barbara Ann Wunder, and her first husband Charles August “Bud” Thearle. She is survived by her second husband of 30 years, M. Robert Wheatley.
Ruth held memberships in AARP; Maryland Retired Teachers Association; Re Temple 118; Daughters of the Nile; and Queen Esther Chapter No. 3, O.E.S., where she was the secretary for seven years. She enjoyed traveling, camping and cruising, cooking, gardening, crafts, sewing, reading and caring for her beloved pets. Ruth was a sweet, loving woman who was kind to all she met.
There are no services. She donated her body to medical science. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions and donations to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, or the Muscular Dystrophy Association would be appreciated.
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