Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the Grayridge General Baptist Church, a home-maker and a resident of rural Essex.
She was united in marriage to Wilber S. Wheeler on March 16, 1957, at Grayridge, Mo. Mr. Wheeler survives of the home near Essex.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Brad Wheeler, and Marcia, Scott Wheeler and Laurie, and David Wheeler and wife, Melina, all of rural Essex; nine grandchildren, Justin Wheeler, Hollie Hughes, Landon Wheeler, James Wheeler, Kristin Guethle, Nicole Wheeler, Hannah Gregory, Leah Wheeler and Amanda Galloway; eight great-grandchildren, Aubrey Wheeler, Abbigale Wheeler, Tucker Hughes, Ashland Wheeler, Adley Wheeler, Chet Hughes, Ryce Wheeler, and Waylon Wheeler.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy Kearby and Jerry Kearby; and one sister, Shirley Evans.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter after 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dale McFarland, Jerry Willis, and Rev. Dr. Harold "Pete" Beard officiating.
Interment will follow in the Essex Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Poly Cystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, Mo. 64114.