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Obituary of Mazie I. Wheeler


July 13, 1937 — December 9, 2023
Mazie I. Wheeler, 86, of Genoa, passed away at home on December 9, 2023.

She was born July 13, 1937 in Sayre, PA, a daughter of the late Sterling and Jane
(Whitbeck) Tompkins. An area resident for many years, Mazie was a school bus driver
for Southern Cayuga Central School District, and had retired after several years as a
youth detention assistant at the Lansing Residential Center. She enjoyed reading, bird
watching, and gardening; was a member of the Red Hat Society; and followed sports,
being a huge Yankees fan.

She is survived by her sons, Claude (Janette), Paul (Angie), and Rick (Kathy Nauseef)
Wheeler; grandchildren: Michael (Rebecca), Kyle & Megan Wheeler, Benjamin (Jaclyn) &
Brian Wheeler, Kimberly (Neil) Stevens, Katie Hilker, and Joseph (Beth) & Jonathon
Nauseef; great-grandchildren: Jeremiah & Daisy Wheeler, Aubrey Nauseef, Wesley,
Nelson, Henry & Lena Stevens, and Grace Hilker.

In addition to her parents, Mazie was predeceased by her brothers: John and Mike
Tompkins, and sisters: Anne Currie and Mary Ellen Ashford.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment at a later time
will be in East Venice Cemetery.

Celebration of life will be 12/29 at 12 Noon for friends and family at Steve & Bettie
Fedrizzi’s home, 1923 Stewarts Corners Rd, Genoa NY 13071.

Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be directed to the Southern Cayuga Instant Aid
Ambulance, P.O. Box 7, Poplar Ridge, NY 13139, or to the American Red Cross, Central &
Northern NY, 7359 Oswego Road, Liverpool, NY 13090.

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