Mary DiMarco Wheeland

Mary DiMarco Wheeland, 84, of Williamsport, died Thursday May 22, 2014, at The Williamsport Home,

Mary was born in Williamsport on Feb. 2, 1930, a daughter of Paul and Rosalia (Raia) DiMarco.

She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, and was a major singing entertainer in the area from the age of five.

Surviving are five children, Janice M. Polchin, Steven G. (Renee), Robert V., all of Williamsport, Craig A. (Shannon), of Cogan Station, and Kristen (Tim) Gonzales, of Williamsport; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Donna Engel; brothers Anthony J. DiMarco and Pellegrino DiMarco.

Her parents, husband, Creighton L., son, Bryon K., and brother, Jack P. DiMarco, all preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday 1 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 911 West Third St. Williamsport with her pastor, Rev. Joel Long officiating, followed by burial at Twin Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to Albright Life Center, 901 Memorial Ave. Williamsport, PA 17701, Tabernacle Baptist Church, or North Central PA Dialysis Clinic Memorial Fund , 1660 Sycamore Road., Montoursville, PA 17754.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements.