Josephine R. Wheeler
07/21/1923 - 07/02/2016

Josephine R. Wheeler, 92, of McSherrystown, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Hanover Hall Nursing Center. She was the wife of Martin L. Wheeler who died November 26, 2012. Born July 21, 1923 in Hanover, she was the daughter of Francis and Antionett (Fulco) Giraffa. Josephine was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, McSherrystown. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking and spending time with her family and friends. Surviving are two children; Thomas E. Wheeler and his wife Joyce and Patricia A. Loss and her husband Michael all of Hanover, four grandchildren; Brian Wheeler, Stacy Crawford, Jill Baughman and Christopher Loss; eight great-grandchildren, Michael, Victoria, Logan, Kyla, Kara, Olivia, Owen and Allyson; two great-great grandchildren, Cooper and Jace. She was preceded in death by four siblings; Pietro Giraffa, Ann Steward, Maria Loss and Joseph Giraffa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday July 5, 2016 at Annunciation Catholic Church 26 N. 3rd St., McSherrystown, with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hanover. Friends and relatives will be received 10 to 11 am Tuesday at the church.

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