Rosalie Kay

June 24, 1940 ‒ June 04, 2012

Columbus, Ohio

Rosalie Kay, 71, of Lewis Center passed away Monday evening at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. She was born June 24, 1940 in Ashville, Ohio to William and Lena (Ramey) Wheeler. She was a 1958 graduate of the Ashville Harrison High School and was a member of the 1st graduating class from Riverside White Cross Hospital. She was a registered nurse for Riverside Hospitals, North American Rockwell, McDonnell Douglas, and Core Molding, all of Columbus. She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church of Ashville and the POW MIA. She was deeply loved by her family and friends and was loved by everybody. She always took care of everyone else first and was known by her coworkers as the “Angel in White”. She was a traditional nurse with her white uniform and white cap and was the most compassionate person ever. She loved life and nature and gardening and she always said that she felt closer to God when she was outdoors in her garden. She always had a smile on her face even though she was in pain as her health declined. She is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Donald; son, Jeff (Beth) Kay of Westerville; 3 grandchildren, Jared, Justin, and Jackie; brothers, John (Betty) Wheeler of Naples, Florida, Ervin (Bonnie) Wheeler of Penhook, Virginia, and a missing brother, Eugene Wheeler, who was shot down in Vietnam; sisters, Fern Wright of Sabina and Christina “Chris” (Larry) Neal of Coshocton. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother James. The family will receive friends on Friday June 8th from 6 – 9 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Saturday June 9th at 11:00 am. Entombment will follow in Northlawn Memory Gardens, Westerville. Contributions may be made to the American Stroke Association. To share a memory of Rosalie or to offer condolences to the family, please visit