Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


“Together Again”

Barbara “Bunny” Ann Tepe, 80, of Wooster, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at West View Healthy Living.

Barb was born March 3, 1944 to James and Elliott Hawes Wheeler. She graduated from Huntington High in Huntington, West Virginia.

Barb married Bernard “Bernie” Tepe August 12,1967.  Together they lived in New Jersey, Millersburg and Wooster, Ohio.

Barb enjoyed traveling and visiting wineries with her husband and friends. She had a group of friends that she had fun going to monthly luncheons with. Barb also enjoyed spending time with her good friends Greg and Cindy Church. She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters and attending their events.  For several years she was involved with Church of the Savior activities. She worked for the Wayne County Administration Office and did accounting work for Wee Care in Wooster, Ohio.

Surviving are her two sons and their spouses, John (Sarah) Tepe of Cincinnati and Michael (Andrea) Tepe of Wooster; four granddaughters- Suzanne, Denise, McKenna (Jake Holliday), Emmy and a great grandson Krew Holliday.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, father, mother and brother, Richard Wheeler.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 3:00 PM, with Ron Maxwell officiating at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.  Interment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Huntington, West Virginia, at 10:00 AM Monday, April 15, 2024.

Friends will be received on Saturday from 2:00PM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd. Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. Mike, John and family, we send our deepest sympathies to all of you. Barb was the best “roommate” ever at WVHL with my Mother. Together those two shared many laughs and did an amazing job of looking out for each other. We only knew Barb for the 14 months Mom was there but we loved her dearly. She was an amazing lady, loved by all who knew her and cared for her. God be with you all at this time.
    Denise and Glen Sayre

  2. John, Mike and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom always smiled and I have to tell you your dad and het were my favorite Sunday school teachers back at Moreland United Methodist. I was just talked remembering them on Sunday when I was sharing with some friends how we memorized the books of the Bible when I was growing up. Your parents were the ones that taught my class. I also remember she loved the song. His Banner Over Me is Love. Over the years when I ran into Bunny she was always so kind happy and loving. She was a wonderful lady. I have wonderful memories of your mom. She will be missed.

  3. Mike and Family
    So sorry to hear of Barb passing. She is now at peace. Remembering all the memories will keep her in your heart always.
    Peg Cooper

  4. Mike and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Barb was a wonderful friend to me for 20 years! There will never be another woman as kind,funny and compassionate as she was.


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