Lucille Wheeler

Lucille Wheeler, 96, formerly of the Fairmount Hills Apartments, passed away Tuesday, Feb, 5, 2013, at the Rouse Suites, Youngsville, Pa.

She was born Dec, 2, 1916, in Laona, N.Y., the daughter of William and Clara Thompson Willson.

Lucille was a graduate of Cassadaga High School. She was a homemaker until later in life, working at Bigelow’s and Marlin Rockwell Corp until retirement. She was a member of the Lakewood Women’s Club and their bridge club, the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, Home Bureau, Maplehurst Country Club and the Lions Club Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bridge, golfing, traveling, music, dancing and boating on Chautauqua Lake. Lucille was fun loving and gracious and always a dependable source of encouragement and unconditional love for her family. Always an avid Scrabble player, she enjoyed playing with her friends at the suites and she often used her computer to play online with her family.

Surviving are her daughter, Judy (Will) Champlin of Warren, Pa.; her son Gregg (Fran) Guichard of Lakewood; four grandchildren: Ryan (Crystal) Leblanc of Chesterfield, Va., Gregg (Amy) Guichard of Lakewood, Brooke Guichard of Jamestown, and Danielle Guichard of Newport News, Va.; a great-grandson, Riley Leblanc; five step-grandchildren: Bill and Nick Champlin, Shannon Lee Sauder, Amber Lee Arrance and Jack Lee; nephews: Dwight and Brian Willson and Tom, Jim, and Bill Francis; and niece, Diane Francis Shults.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Melvin Guichard; her second husband, Ray Wheeler; a son, Ronald J. Guichard; five brothers and sisters: Sidney Willson, Ella Hewes, Edna Mae Stafford, Roger Willson and Robert Willson; and a niece, Kathy Stafford Singer.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service Saturday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 904 W. Third St., Jamestown, NY 14701; or to a charity of choice.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Lucille at www.lindfuneralhome.com.