In memory of
Ruth E. (Carleton) Wheeler
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In memory of
Ruth E. (Carleton) Wheeler
YORK, Maine - Ruth E. (Carleton) Wheeler passed away on April 6, 2017, at York Hospital, with her loving husband and daughters at her side. Ruth was born in Manchester, N.H., on Oct. 18, 1932, to the late Raymond and Eva (Sanborn) Carleton. She worked at New England Telephone Co. for over 10 years. In 1967, she and her family moved to Burlington, Vt., and in 2000, moved to York, Maine. Ruth leaves her husband, Ernest L. Wheeler, of 55 years; two daughters, Diane Goodwin and her husband, Thomas, of Newburyport, Mass., and Nancy Curran and her husband, William, of Portsmouth; three grandchildren, Ryan Curran and Conner and Andrew Goodwin; her sister, Janet Swanson, sister-in-law Joy Wheeler; several nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Carleton. The family would like to thank York Hospital staff for their compassion in her last few days. . SERVICES: A private service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Another Chance Animal Rescue, 37 Market Street, PO Box 552, North Berwick, ME 03906. Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, York, Maine; please visit
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