Nellie M. Wheeler, 86, family historian

July 28, 2004

Nellie M. Wheeler, a homemaker who enjoyed chronicling the history of her family, died of cancer Sunday at her Pikesville home. She was 86.

Nellie May Gore was born and raised in Reisterstown. She was a 1936 graduate of Franklin High School and earned her nursing degree from the old Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.

She worked briefly before her 1938 marriage to Elwood L. Wheeler, now a retired aeronautical engineer and lawyer.

Mrs. Wheeler, who had studied photography, took photos of family members which she compiled in albums along with a detailed text.

She also enjoyed calligraphy and using her computer.

Services were yesterday at All Saints Cemetery in Reisterstown.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Wheeler is survived by a son, Jay "Monty" Wheeler of Bethany Beach, Del.; a daughter, Carol Lee Porter of Reisterstown; a brother, Dr. Jay Gore of Sonoma, Calif.; four grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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