Wilda Wheeler Bertschy, 96, of Wadsworth, Ohio, a former Monroe County resident during her early life, departed this life on April 15, 2023. She was born March 4, 1927, in Cameron, Ohio to Elijah and Clara Twinem Wheeler.
Wilda was an only child. She attended the Woodsfield Presbyterian Church and was a graduate of Woodsfield High School, class of 1945. She was a member of the Vintage Club of the Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Golden Agers. She enjoyed writing poetry and composed 52 poems. She also enjoyed reading, collecting flowers, gardening, traveling to other states and most of all the company of her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Henry, and son, Paul.
She is survived by her son Lloyd and daughter-in-law Norah of Cincinnati and daughter-in-law Leslie of Wadsworth. Five grandchildren – Kelly Matriano-Lim and Kimberly Bertschy of Wadsworth, Carrie and Doug Bertschy of Cincinnati, Ellen and Larry Cobler of Hinckley. Six great-grandsons – Camden, Daniel, and Corey Matriano-Lim of Wadsworth, Wesly Bertschy-Hogue of Cincinnati, Vincent and Evan Cobler of Hinckley. Sister-in-laws – Florence Alleman of Sardis, Ohio, and Bonnie Bertschy of Creston, Ohio. In addition, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6-7 PM on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 with funeral service to follow at 7 PM at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N Lyman St, Wadsworth. Burial will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, April 20, 2023 in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.