Wheeler Stout, 45, of Nescopeck R. D., Dies

While conversing, with a mechanic at the North End Garage and less than a half hour after buying a car, Wheeler Stout, 45, of Nescopeck, R. D. suffered a heart attack and died instantly. Without any previous indication of illness Mr. Stout suddenly gasped and fell to the floor.

He was placed on a ambulance cot kept in the garage by Ralph Bardo, with whom he had been conversing, and others and was pronounced dead a few rninutes later by Dr. J. G. Fear who was summoned to the garage by employees. It was apparent that death had been instant.

A former resident of Wapwallopen, Mr. Stout, had spent his entire life in lower Luzerne County. He had resided for some time in a home near the Iron bridge and Nescopeck Creek, south of Nescopeck. A former miner, Mr. Stout had been working with a WPA force for some time.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mabel Slusser. and by six children the oldest of whom is 16 years. They are: Richard, Eugene, Arthur, Margaret, Marvin and Barbara, all at home.

Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Anna Nunkestor, of Mingle Inn and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Sterling Gumpy, of Berwick, R. , D.; Arthur Stout, of Hazleton; Mrs. Ruth Slusser, of Nescopeck; James Stout, of Bloomsburg, Mrs. Sadie Whitmire, of Nanticoke and John Stout, of Briggsville.

Funeral services will be held from the Harter funeral home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock,