In Memory

Michele Calo (Wilkins)

Michele Calo (Wilkins)

It is with a very heavy heart that I write to you regarding the death of WHS 1961 Alumni and my wife.. Michele (Calo) Wilkins.

Michele passed away this morning, August 19, 2022 at Chesterwood Village, under the compassionate care of Hospice of SW Ohio.


With the complications of Parkinsonism, and other maladies,  the last 6-8 weeks have been an endurance test for both of us.

Michele loved being involved in Reunion(s) planning, and relished in the gatherings of friendship and renewal that  took place.

Although she was a "short termer" (both in height and time at WHS),  I will always be grateful that our "acquaintanship" from the

50th Birthday Party turned into a long-term friendship and marriage spanning nearly 30 years.. all because of WHS ties..


Buck Wilkins

WHS 1961

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08/19/22 04:27 PM #1    

Carol Quisno (Pearce)

Our sysmpathy to Buck Wilkins and Michele's family at her passing.   Michele was a special person and always willing to help with Woodward 61 events.   Carol Quinso Pearce and Jim Pearce

08/19/22 04:54 PM #2    

Connie Eichorst (Pepples)

I'm so sorry to hear this.  Buck, please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences to your family.  I didn't know Michelle in school, only through her messages.  Your meeting her and then all the years together are heartwarming.     Connie

08/20/22 08:35 AM #3    

Barry L. Rost

Buck, I am sorry to hear about Michele. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

08/21/22 01:29 AM #4    

Philip E. Brown PhD

I remember Michele during my three years at WHS .  I join members of the Class of 1961 to express my sincere condolences to her husband, family and friends.  Dr. Philip Erwin Brown 

08/21/22 01:09 PM #5    

Richard M. Brasington


Buck - -

So sorry to hear abut Michele.  Thinking about you as you move to a new normal without a loved one.  It takes time as we have witnessed with so many friends.  God be with you.


08/21/22 01:34 PM #6    

Arnold Williger


So sorry for you loss.  Our prayers are with you and you family.


08/21/22 05:53 PM #7    

Joyce Romer


Hi Buck‼️ Joyce Romer is thinking about you.  Michele was so friendly and I enjoyed working with her at our   

reunions. Cherish all the good memories. ❤️


08/21/22 06:42 PM #8    

Karla Goodpasture (Stannard)

Michelle and I were not close friends, but we shared many classes. I remember that she was very kind and fun to be with.

You have my sincere condolences.

08/22/22 11:31 PM #9    

Dianne Jenks (Jones)

Dear Buck,  So sorry to hear about the loss of Michelle. It's so hard to lose a loved one and I said my prayers and thoughts to you and your family.

08/28/22 09:43 PM #10    

Joanne Jaeger (Webb)

Dear Buck,

May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.  Michelle was a darling person who spread her smile everywhere.  Hopefully your faith will guide you to a greater understanding of the 'Big Picture.'

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