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“I had the honor of working with Agnes & being influenced by her integrity- I so wish she had always been my supervisor; I believe it would have...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Cyn Arnold

“Agnes practiced excellency in everything she did. She was a true friend, mentor, co-worker & leader in the professional setting. Her flame may have...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: Sherry Gamble - Dayton, OH

“I loved working with Agnes on Fridays at the Reach Out Clinic. She was truly a caring, compassionate nurse and friend! I will miss her friendly smile...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Joan Pigg - Kettering, OH

“Dear Wheeler Family,Just heard tonight about Agnes's passing.I worked many years under her supervision and she was always very caring and concerned...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Tom & family, I was so sorry to learn of your loss today from Marlene Foley. Agnes was such a lovely lady. I always enjoyed seeing her &...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Denise Carter

“Dear Wheeler Family; I'm so saddened to hear of Mrs. Wheeler passing. I have So many great memories of her!!! She was so kind and loving, and always...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Leslie Belvo Wagner

“I also had the privilege of working with Agnes on Behavioral Health at KMC for around 10 years and during that time she was a wonderful friend and...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Mary Lou Stoewer

“I first met Agnes in 1977 at Kettering Hospital. She was always a gracious, kind, professional and compassionate nurse. It was a privilege to have...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Karen Gross

“I was a classmate of Agnes's. So sorry to hear of her passing. ”
9 of 34 | Posted by: Myrna (Bradshaw) Heller

“Tom & family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you, family and Agnes in my prayers. ”
10 of 34 | Posted by: Mary Schuman

“So sorry and saddened to hear the news of Agnes' passing. I had the honor of working with Agnes many years ago on the Behavioral Health unit at KMC....Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Vicki Johnson - Indian Land, SC

“We are very sorry that Agnes has passed on. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Agnes was a very giving person and loved by many. May...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Bev and Bob Zinck

“Tom, sorry to hear about your loss. She must have been a deeply caring person. My thoughts and prayers to you and your children ! ”
13 of 34 | Posted by: Charles

“Tom & Family My condolences, I will always remember Agnes! She was a humble lady with such elegance, patience, and charm and Oh so very wise indeed....Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: LuAnne Leistner

“Dear Tom and family, I am sure words cannot express the ache in your hearts with the passing of Agnes. What a loving and caring woman she was. She...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Tom, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with Agnes and your family. In Christ, George ”
16 of 34 | Posted by: George Dalton

“I just can't express how much I will miss Agnes. She was one of the "Friday Girls" at Reach Out that kept that clinic running with amazing...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: Phyllis Worsowicz, ReachOut of Montgomery County

“Hve such wonderful memories back from our Shirley Ann years Tom and Agnes Jhon and Chris Dear, dear friends! Shew will be greatly miss. Love you all ”
18 of 34 | Posted by: Luz Belvo

“Tom, it was such a pleasure to have you & Agnes join our Living Water Lutheran Mission trip to Haiti in 2014. You both embraced the Haitian people &...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Tam Knox

“So sorry to hear of Agnes passing. Would see her only at periodic class reunions and always enjoyed those encounters.She radiated love and goodness...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: Janice Garlich - Alexandria, KY

“So sorry for your loss. She was so special in our class of 1961. Ken and I are donating to our St. Vincent de Paul . We are very active members...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: Ken and Lois {Gerdeman]] Blankemeyer

“Agnes was one of a kind and I am Blessed God brought our paths to cross. She made a difference in all the lives she came into contact with--she was a...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Marcia Ehlers - Dayton, OH

“Agnes was always a delight to talk with. Last summer we had our class reunion and she looked great. I will miss her at our next gathering. My...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Sister Yvonne Fischer - Lima, OH

“While many years have passed since we were all rearing children together and supporting each other at our girls get-togethers, and even a longer time...Read More »
24 of 34 | Posted by: Susan Van Oss Bryan - Hart, MI

“So sorry to hear Agnes passed away. I worked several years with her at KMC as RN on the behavioral health unit, both in hospital and on Lamme Rd....Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Louise Webb

“It was wonderful to serve along side Agnes in Haiti. Agnes showed genuine love and care for those whom she served in Haiti as well as all others on...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Dennis McDaniel - Beavercreek, OH

“Tom and family We are so very sad to hear about Aggie-so many wonderful memories of our years together as room-mates and close friends. Though we...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Susan Stolz

“Aggie was one of the first people I met at Mount St. Joseph. We had an instant connection because she had gone to high school in Delphos with my...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Denise Trauth

“I met Aggie 52 years ago at Mt. St. Joseph, she was 2 years older. She already had her RN, which was my goal achieved in 1976. Life spun us out and...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Herta Schwarz Abarr

“Agnes was my nursing classmate and the last several years we went to Tiffin for a special day at the Tiffin Franciscan Convent and home of another...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Audrey Verhoff

“I have only been at Good Neighbor house since February. Oh how Agnes had spunk. I too came from mental health and I feel that is the way we connected...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Michelle Collier of Good Neighbor House - OH

“I worked with Agnes for over ten years. She was a talented, kind hearted, level headed professional. I am saddened by her death. My condolences to...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: Jeffrey Wilbert, PhD

“My last encounter with dear Agnes was last September at the annual alumni luncheon at St. Rita's in Lima. It was so good to see and be with Agnes! ...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Sister Janet Hay - Tiffin, OH

“Agnes RN will be remembered as one of the fabulous FIVE Reach Out FRIDAY RN's! She was known by the other nurses,physicians and students as the...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Sharon Sherlock and Reach Out Staff & Volunteers


Wheeler, Agnes Therese, age 74, passed away peacefully in the company of family on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Agnes was born March 4, 1943 to Michael and Lucille Hempfling. She grew up on her family farm in Delphos, OH and graduated from Saint John’s High School. She earned her degree in nursing from St. Rita’s Hospital Lima, completed her bachelor’s degree, and was certified in psychiatric nursing. Agnes served as a nurse for 50 years and retired after 42 years from Kettering Hospital as a Behavioral Medicine Nurse Manager. She was awarded the KMH Network Star and Employee of the Month. Agnes was loving, much loved, and grateful. She volunteered many hours at the Reach Out Clinic and at Good Neighbor House. She prepared meals for the homeless for St. Vincent de Paul. In 2015 Agnes provided services on a mission trip to Haiti. She was an active member for many years of Incarnation Parish and the Cursillo. Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, her infant daughter Mary Ellen; brothers-in-law, Roger Wanamaker and Michael Kahle. She is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years Tom Wheeler; two sons, John (Holly) and Chris (Kristen) Wheeler; granddaughters, Hannah, Abigail, and Sara; brothers, Tom (Joanne) and Michael Hempfling; sisters, Sister Michaelyn, SND, Ann Wanamaker, Mary Kahle, Helen (Arnie) Fisher; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Agnes’s family will receive friends 5-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25 at the Centerville Routsong Funeral Home 81 N. Main St., Centerville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Incarnation, 7415 Far Hills Ave., Centerville. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers friends may make contributions to Reach Out of Montgomery County, 25 Foraker St., Dayton 45409 or Good Neighbor House 627 E. First St., Dayton 45402.

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