A 1984 graduate of Parkersburg High School, Ann Wheatley graduated from Marietta College in 1988. Prior to her retirement due to her health, Ann worked for British Petroleum Company as a Reservoir Engineer in Houston, Texas. Ann spent 18 years in the oil industry and truly loved her choice of profession. Ann was a member of Joel Olsteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, a member of Grace Fellowship Methodist Church in Katy, Texas, and a member of the First Lutheran Church in Parkersburg. Ann also was an active supporter of Marietta College and many other charitable causes in the community.

The Ann E. Wheatley Memorial Fund for Marietta College Petroleum Department was established at the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation. This fund honors Ann and will provide support to the Petroleum Department at Marietta College to help meet priority departmental needs.