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April 4, 2013

Sybil Thompson Wheat

Dec. 18, 1923 - April 3, 2013

DUBLIN, Ohio — Sybil Norelia Thompson, 89, of Dublin, Ohio, died April 3, 2013, at Sunrise of Worthington, Ohio.

Sybil was born on Dec. 18, 1923, in Anderson, to Thomas and Mary (Brown) Thompson, and resided in Anderson for 83 years.

She was a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Anderson.

During her senior year at Anderson High School she moved to Washington D.C., to work in a secretarial pool for the war effort. Upon returning to Anderson, she worked in the Trust Department at Anderson Banking Co., the accounting office of Chastain, Due, and Thomas, and was the school secretary at East Side Middle School before retiring.

She is survived by her sons, James Wheat of Anderson, Michael (Deborah) Wheat of Fayetteville, Ga., and William (Ann) Wheat of Dublin, Ohio; grandchildren, Gregory (Amy) Wheat, Nathan (Nealy) Wheat, Sarah (Warren) Hartley, Allison (Patrick) Cooke, Matthew Wheat, Megan Wheat, and Ben (Jillian) Wheat; great-grandchildren, Logan and Ariana Wheat, Aidan and Eleanor Hartley, and Connor and Emma Wheat; brother-in-law,  Vernell Nixon of Wheaton, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Doris Thompson of Anderson, Pauline Thompson of Goshen, and Patricia Thompson of Pensacola Fla.; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Byford Thompson, Raymond Thompson and Norman Thompson; and husband of 51 years, Robert E. Wheat, whom she married May 9, 1948.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service.  Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

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