MARLENE (BICKERTON) WHEELER
Marlene Wheeler, age 71 of Floreffe in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, died on Friday, June 18, 2021. She died while at her second home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was born, Marlene Margaret Bickerton, on December 12, 1949, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania one of three daughters of Thomas Wray Bickerton and Sylvia Virginia (Viscusi) Bickerton.
The Bickerton family lived in the Elrama, Washington County area in Pennsylvania. As Marlene had her own family, two children, daughter, Diana and son, Robert, they lived in North Huntingdon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her two children, Diana (Scott) Schmeltz of Floreffe and Robert Joseph Wheeler, of Myrtle Beach; two grandchildren, Hunter and Hanna Schmeltz; her sisters, twins, Jean Harris and June (Steve Giguere) Kiester, both of Elrama, Pennsylvania. Marlene is also survived by her “granddog” Minnie and many nieces and nephews.
Marlene was a member of Rock Steady, a boxing organization to help Parkinson patients.
Friends will be received in the Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home 1701 Route 51 Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania 15025 (412-384-0350) www.stephendslater.com on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM. The funeral service for Marlene will be in the funeral home on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 10:00AM. She will be buried next to her parents in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.
Marlene’s recent love in life were her grandchildren!
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Marlene’s name to Rock Steady Boxing of the Grand Strand 4920 south 1st street, unit 36, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 (843-318-5322) directly through Venmo https://venmo.com/u/GrandstrandRSB
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