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Mary WisslerMrs. Mary A. Wissler, 81, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, December 1, at Reid Hospital.
She was born August 19, 1931 in Whitewater to Elmer and Ruby Small Brumbaugh. She was a 1950 graduate of Whitewater High School and married Willard âBillâ Wissler on March 22, 1951. They were blessed with 61 years of marriage and 5 daughters.
Mrs. Wissler was a homemaker and in 1967 became the first female bus driver for Richmond Community Schools, driving for 10 years. She later went to work at Richards Restaurant for 4 years before moving on to the Iron Skillet for 7 years before she retired. She was a member of the Middleboro United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time attending and supporting the activities of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Wissler will be missed by her husband, Bill, of Richmond; 5 daughters, Ann Toney, of Richmond; Linda Sheard and her husband, Tom, of Stanford, KY; Karen Hager and her husband, Bob, of New Paris, OH; Roberta Porter and her husband, Mark, of Richmond; Vicky Phelps and her companion, Leon Hicks, of Richmond; 2 sisters, Phyllis Alexander, of Richmond; Elizabeth Grose and her husband, Bob, of Punta Gorda, Florida; 1 sister-in-law. Joan Brumbaugh, of Leesburg, Florida; 12 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Wissler was preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Linville and Emma Culberson Wissler; grandson, Daniel Ray Hager; sister, Eva Sorchevich; brothers, Calvin, Ray, Kenneth and Carl Brumbaugh.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Jim Truelove at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 6, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Middleboro United Methodist Church or the Reid Foundation for the Cancer Center.
I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family during this time.
Shawna Allgeyer (Gray) Dec 4 2012 12:00 AM
My heart smiles when I think of the Wissler family. There are many precious memories from the Middleboro Church and also when they worked at Interfaith where my Mother lived. My heart goes out to the family.
Sue Parrish Skaggs Dec 4 2012 12:00 AM
To Bill and the Wissler Family, My sympathy goes out to all of you
Victor Stewart Dec 3 2012 12:00 AM
To the Wissler Family:
I'm so very sorry to learn of Mary's passing. I remember her being one of my bus drivers during my school years in Richmond. She was a very nice lady and will be missed by many. May God be with you all and give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Christy Bullock Williams Dec 3 2012 12:00 AM
To My Family
Even though I cannot be with you during this sadden time of losing mom remember I will always have you in my thoughts and prayers. Mom was such a wonderful woman, wife, friend, and loving mother. She loved unconditionally and lived life to the fullest. May you find peace in your hearts and cherish all of the happy years we have all shared.
I Love You, Rebecca
Rebecca Vosmeier Dec 3 2012 12:00 AM
Thinking of you during this time. Prayers and hugs sent your way.
Stephanie, Savannah, and Tyler Vanwinkle Dec 3 2012 12:00 AM
I grew up going to church in Middleboro. And remember your family well. my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mary was always kind and had a smile on her face. May God bless and keep you all through this time.
Kathy Hines Caldwell Dec 3 2012 12:00 AM
I am very sorry for your loss. I knew Mary very well, she was a wonderful person. She will be missed by a lot of people. My prayers are with you all.
Shirley Lindsey Dec 3 2012 12:00 AM
Uncle Bill and Cousins,
I am SO Sorry about Aunt Marys passing. I have a lot of good memories of all of us. I have prayed and will continue to pray for all of you.
Love you All,
Jackie Beach Barnes
Jackie Beach Barnes Dec 3 2012 12:00 AM
Words cannot express how sad I feel. It has been my pleasure to do Mary's hair and nails all these years and again one last time. I will miss you tremendously. Prayers to the entire family.
Michele Gillman Dec 3 2012 12:00 AM