Carol Faye Wheeler
Age 82, of Louisville, died Friday, January 6, 2023. She was born February 13, 1940, at home in Wakefield, Ohio to Eddy and Maggie (Moore) West. The 5th of seven children. She graduated from Piketon High School, married, and they moved to Canton to find work in 1957. Carol worked at Mercy Hospital in downtown Canton and volunteered at the American Cancer Society.
Through the years as her family grew, she worked in various accounting positions in the Canton area. She worked for The Girl Scouts of Stark County for fifteen years as Accountant and Office Manager prior to retirement. Carol was an active member of the Canton Players Guild, serving in the wardrobe department as seamstress, dresser, and gofer for 24 years. She eventually got the acting bug and took to the stage as well. She added to her resume at Kent State Stark by acting in several productions there as well.
Carol was also a member of The Wilderness Center Nature Photo Club and served as chair of the annual FOTO FEST Contest for 10 years.
Carol and Chuck enjoyed traveling, theatre, photography, and each other’s company. Their adventures took them to all 50 states, all Canadian Provinces, ten countries in Europe as well as Australia and New Zealand through the years. Their collection of photos grew quite large, some they used for their Christmas and birthday cards.
She has been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Perry Heights where she was once active in the United Methodist Women, Chancel Choir and Quilting Ladies. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Carol is survived by her companion of thirty years, Chuck John; daughter: Karen Daugherty of Louisville; son: David Wheeler of Warren; sisters: Maxine (Leonard) Danford and Jean (Frank) Henson: brother; Ted West: granddaughter: Callie (Mark) Gulling; greatgrandchildren: Will and Dani Gulling; and her shared family: Don, Shelli, Megan Fehlman and Brett Weekly.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by newborn daughter, Debbie; husband, Callis; and sisters: Lois Williams, Lillian Smith and Pam Williams.
The family would like to thank the Medical Staff at Aultman Hospital for the care and compassion they shared with Carol and family during her illness.
Calling hours will be held Thurs, January 12, 2023 at 10:00AM, Service 11:00 at Trinity United Methodist Church of Perry Heights, 3757 Lincoln Way East, Massillon. Interment to follow at Scioto Cemetery in Scioto County, Ohio. Condolences and special memories of Carol can be shared online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com. (330) 875-5770
Posted online on January 10, 2023
Published in Canton Repository, Massillon Independent