Mary Frances (Wheatley) Elder
ELDER, MARY FRANCES (WHEATLEY), entered into eternal life on April 28, 2013.
Born in Louisville on April 1, 1925, Mary Frances graduated from Mount St. Joseph (Maple Mount, KY) and was a charter member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Jeffersontown. She was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Michael, taught CCD classes, was active in the women's retreat program and was a member of the "3M" Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John W. and Lillian (Pike) Wheatley; her sister, Clara W. England; and brother, James W. Wheatley.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, G. Eugene Elder; son, David Elder (Debra) of Hammond, LA; daughter, Mary A. Elder; and beloved granddaughters, Christine Elder (Stephen A. Cox, fiancÚ) and Sarah Elder; brother, John R. Wheatley and sister-in-law, Margaret Wheatley; sister-in-law, Patricia Wheatley; 10 nephews and five nieces.
The family would like to thank the many individuals and agencies involved in her care, particularly Sherry and Larry Edlin, Jill Edwards, Home Instead (Mia Seitz, Kim Little), Horizon Bay (Fonda Jewell), and St. Michael Ministers of Care. Additionally, the family thanks Dr. William Haney and staff at the Forum at Brookside, Dr. Christina Breit, Dr. Beverly Wentworth, and Dr. Nisha Varghese. The family is forever grateful to Hosparus of Louisville for their excellent care and compassion at the end of her life.
A celebration of life will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at St. Michael Church, 3701 Stone Lakes Dr., with burial to follow in St. Edward's Cemetery. Visitation will be at Ratterman's, 3800 Bardstown Road, 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to the St. Michael Building Fund, 3701 Stone Lakes Dr., Louisville, KY 40299.
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