Eileen J. (Pierson) Wheelock 76 life long resident of Swanzey died on Saturday, May 19, 2012. She passed peacefully in the comfort of her home with the love of family at hand.
She was born the daughter of Ella (Kempton) and Walter Pierson on January 25, 1936. Eileen was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1954
On June 6, 1959 she exchanged her vows with Wayne E. Wheelock at St. James Episcopal Church in Keene. They were married with family and friends in attendance. The Wheelocks have been happily married for almost fifty three years.
Eileen worked for Metropolitan Insurance Company as an Office Manager for forty three years. She retired in 1996 to enjoy the golden years with her husband.
Eileen was a long time member of St. James Episcopal Church in Keene. In her free time she enjoyed collecting coins and tracing family genealogy. She was a member and past President of the Emblem Club. Part of her retirement was spent traveling the globe. She traveled to Europe, Russia and the United Kingdom. She also explored the United States. The highlight of her trips was a cruise the Wheelocks took to Alaska. Eileen was also proud of her community. She was a member and past Secretary for the Swanzey Historical Museum.
Mrs. Wheelock is survived by her husband, Wayne E. Wheelock of Swanzey. She also leaves three children and their spouses; Steven A. Wheelock of West Swanzey, Diane C. Blinn and her husband Charles of Plaistow, NH. and David E. Wheelock of Keene. She is also survived by three grandchildren; Zachary Blinn, Kayla Blinn and Tyler Blinn. Eileen is predeceased by her parents, Ella and Walter Pierson and her only sibling, Allan Pierson.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 6 to 8pm. in the funeral home. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at St. James Episcopal Church, West St. Keene, NH. 03431 at 2pm. Burial will take place at a later date. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Eileen J. Wheelock to Hospice Home Care and Community Services, 390 Marlboro St. Keene, NH. 03431. Services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral Home, 46 South Winchester St. West Swanzey, NH. 03446. www.cheshirefamilyfuneralhome.com.