Jerrie L. Wheeland

Jerrie L. Wheeland, 65, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at The Williamsport Hospital after her long battle with cancer.

Born Oct. 21, 1948, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late John and Eleanor (Collins) Harsch.

Jerrie was employed at Brodart for 10 years. Following Brodart she operated a child care center at her home and cared for children for over 20 years.

She was a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church and attended Hidden Valley Church in Mifflinburg. She enjoyed camping with her family.

Surviving are husband of 43 years, Merrill H. Wheeland, of Williamsport; daughter, Tina McElroy, of Lairdsville; son, Matthew D. Wheeland, of Picture Rocks; and granddaughters, Tessa and Tiffany McElroy.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by infant twin sons, Jonathan and Joseph Wheeland and granddaughter, Shyanne McElroy.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Monday, May 5 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701, with the Rev. Jay Jones officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jerrie’s name to American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.