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Joseph P. Wheatley

Joseph (Joe) Patrick Wheatley, 70, Floyds Knobs, died Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Providence Retirement Home in New Albany.
He was ordained as a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Louisville, was a retired manager for South Central Bell, served as chaplain to Norton Hospital in Louisville for 14 years and assisted at Mount St. Francis Retreat Center.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Judy Wheatley; a son, Jeff Wheatley; a daughter, Jennifer Baylor; and four grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday, May 7, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Generations Funeral Home in New Albany.
Funeral Mass: Thursday, May 8, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with burial to follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Mount St. Francis Retreat Center.