ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 
























 
Sophia E Wheelock, Adair County, KY (1934-2014)

She was was a native of Adair County, the daughter of Nola and Robert Elmer Loy of Fairplay, KY. Sophia had a love of education and, once her children were grown, entered Washtenaw Community College and went on to Eastern Michigan University where she earned a B.A. in Political Science in 1988 at the age of 54. Sophia worked as a playground supervisor for the Saline School District and also volunteered as a reading tutor in the schools. Sophia was a published poet and wrote a column for The Saline Reporter. Sophia belonged to a peace group, an issue she was passionate about. Sophia and Warren enjoyed nature, gardening, and volunteering. Sophia and Warren were members of the Friends of the Library committee that worked to build a new Ypsilanti District library.
Click on headline for complete obituary with photo(s)

Sophia Alberta Loy Wheelock, 79, died peacefully at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso, Indiana on February 9 after a lengthy illness. A formal viewing will be held at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton, IN at 4pmCT, Thursday, February 13 with a service to follow at 5pmCT. Interment will be at The Loy Family Cemetery, 519 Loy Cemetery Road, Columbia KY, in Adair County, Kentucky in the spring.


Sophia E Wheelock, Adair County, KY (1934-2014


Sophia, daughter of Nola and Robert Elmer Loy, was born on July 7, 1934 in Fairplay, Adair County, Kentucky. Sophia moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1951 where she met Warren Wheelock. They married on December 9, 1952.

Sophia had a love of education and, once her children were grown, entered Washtenaw Community College and went on to Eastern Michigan University where she earned a B.A. in Political Science in 1988 at the age of 54.

Warren and Sophia made their home in Ypsilanti for fifteen years, moving to Saline, Michigan, in 1968 where they lived until Warren retired, when they returned to Ypsilanti.

Sophia worked as a playground supervisor for the Saline School District and also volunteered as a reading tutor in the schools. Sophia was a published poet and wrote a column for The Saline Reporter. Sophia belonged to a peace group, an issue she was passionate about. Sophia and Warren enjoyed nature, gardening, and volunteering. Sophia and Warren were members of the Friends of the Library committee that worked to build a new Ypsilanti District library.

Beloved wife of Warren (81), Sophia is survived by children, Angela (Pat), Pam (Greg), Val Duva, and David (Carol); grandchildren, Nancy and Brendan (Angela), Chris, Michael, and Alex (Val), Lindsey, Elizabeth, Julianne, Richard, Jimmy, Hope, and Andrew (David) and siblings Eve Churchill, Joe Loy, David Loy (Linda), and Sam Loy (Geneva). Sophia was predeceased by siblings: Dellous Loy (Enola), Kathleen Buchanan, (Larry), Wesley Loy (Kathryn), Robert Loy, Jr., Vickie Green (Buddy), Clifton Loy, and Johnny Loy. Sophia will be deeply missed by family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Because I am a Girl, an organization dedicated to educating girls around the world at Planusa.org/.content2722642

This obituary information is a courtesy to the family of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.



This story was posted on 2014-02-12 14:07:24


 

Obituaries on this Site and Historical Information in Archived Obituaries
Are made possible in part through the support of
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Established in 1926
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY. (MAP) To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or E-mail: grissomfuneralhome@windstream.net.
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

Searching obituaries? Here is a useful tool!
Links to Last 200 Obituaries posted on ColumbiaMagazine.com
If you find this helpful, let us know. If you still don't find a recent obituary for Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, or Taylor Counties, KY, let us know at 270-250-2730. -CM

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.

Sophia E Wheelock, Adair County, KY (1934-2014)



2014-02-12 - 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Sophia E Wheelock, Adair County, KY (1934-2014)



Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



 

























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


 

ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link: http://www.columbiamagazine.com/columbiamagazinerss.php.

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.