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Evelyn V. (Shufelt) Wheeler

NORTH CANAAN — Evelyn V. (Shufelt) Wheeler, 83, died Nov. 11, 2021, at Wolcott Hall in Torrington.  She was the wife of David Wheeler Sr.

Evelyn was born Aug. 18, 1938, in Windham, N.Y., daughter of the late Clara (Delamarter) and Edgar Shufelt.

Evelyn was last employed by The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville in the housekeeping department.

An avid baseball fan, Evelyn was a diehard Yankee fan.  She also loved Elvis and going to bingo.

The most important thing to Evelyn was her family: her husband, David, children and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Evelyn is survived by her children, Trudy Dennis of East Canaan, Lois Derwin of North Canaan, Muriel Cassidy of South Carolina and David Wheeler Jr. of Patchogue, N.Y.; her two sisters, Betty Johnson of Hudson, N.Y., and Ruth Hadsell of Falls Village;. 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Evelyn was predeceased by three children, Robin Wheeler, Ann Sullivan and Amos Post; and her granddaughter, Margaret Derwin.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Margaret Derwin Scholarship Fund in care of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, 800 North Main St., Sheffield, MA 01257-9503.

Evelyn’s family would like all her friends and family to know that due to the ongoing pandemic, a Celebration of Evelyn’s Life will be held next spring.

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

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