Weter, Marie, d. 1969 - Wheeler, Marie LaVerne, d. 2006


Weter, Marie (Burkhart) 6 Aug 1920 - 23 Jul 1969 CCR 31 Jul 1969 p 12

[Note: Daughter of Walter & Stella (Pruitt) Burkhart; married Thomas C. Weter]

Mrs. Marie Weter, 48 of Chadwick, died at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 in St, John’s Hospital after a lingering illness. A lifelong resident of the Chadwick and Keltner communities, Mrs. Weter was a member of the Chadwick Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Thomas C.; one son, Richard C. of Sparta; her mother, Mrs. Stella Burkhart of Chadwick; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Baptist Church in Chadwick with the Rev. Ivan Tatum and the Rev. Clifford Day officiating. Burial was in the Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.


Weter, Mary A. (Jones) 1 Jul 1933 - 13 May 2007 SN-L 16 May 2007

[Note: Daughter of William & Martha (Wilson) Jones; married Franklin Gale “F.G.” Weter 3 Nov 1929 - 13 Dec 2003; married Jesse Teague; no explanation as to why obit was not under her name at death]

Funeral services for Mary A. Weter, age 73, of Ozark, Mo., will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2007, in Greenlawn Funeral Home, Branson, Mo. Burial will be in the Eisenhour Cemetery near Reeds Spring, Mo. She passed away at 4:59 p.m. Sunday, May 13, in Cox South Medical Center, Springfield. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.


Weter, Mary A. (Jones) 1 Jul 1933 - 13 May 2007 SN-L 17 May 2007

Mary A. Weter, 73, of Ozark, left us at 4:59 p.m., Sunday, May 13, 2007, at Cox South in Springfield. She was born on July 1, 1933, in Taney County, the daughter of William and Martha Wilson Jones. She was a homemaker and longtime resident of the area and was of the Assembly of God faith. Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Bertha Haskins. Survivors are her husband, Jess Teague of Reeds Spring; three children, Sandra Coon, Melanie Weter Hutton and Franklin Weter, all of Springfield; four step-sons, Mike Teague, Terry Teague and Mark Teague, all of Reeds Spring, and Richard Teague or Kansas; three brothers, Floyd Jones of Kansas City, Jack Jones of Galena and Gene Jones of Oklahoma City; six sisters, Clara Yates of Branson, Opal Kelly of Kansas, Alice Johnson of Galena, Betty Jones of Ava, Lois Edwards of Branson and Juanita Warren of Reeds Spring; 26 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2007, at Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson with Pastor Darrell Mead officiating. Burial will follow in Eisenhour Cemetery. Springfield News-Leader, May 16, 2007.


Weter, Mary Ethlyn (Carter) 23 Jul 1925 - 10 Nov 1998  CCH-N 18 Nov 1998

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Lizzie (Essary) Carter; married 23 Jul 1942 Billy Ray Weter 17 Jun 1925 - 19 Dec 2008]

Mary Ethlyn Weter, age 73, of Chadwick, passed away Tuesday, November 10, in Cox Medical Center, South. Mary was born July 23, 1925 and was the only daughter of Robert and Lizzie (Essary) Carter. She was orphaned at the early age of six. Mary was the teenage sweetheart of Billy Ray Weter of Chadwick. They married July 23, 1942 and spent their married lives in Chadwick. Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chadwick. She was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. She is survived by: her husband, Bill; three children, Virginia Carrol Mitchell, Chadwick, Robert William "Bob" Weter, Sparta, and Teresa Lynn Pennington, Wichita, Kansas; twelve grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; a half brother, George Cunningham, Kansas City area; and a host of other family members and friends. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Thursday November 12, in the First Baptist Church, Chadwick, with Rev. Carl Thompson and Rev. Dale Gann officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Weter, Merle (Weatherman) 5 Mar 1910 - 14 Jan 1989 OH 19 Jan 1989

[Note: Daughter of John & Jane (Keeton) Weatherman; married 17 Aug 1929 Mike Weter 15 Oct 1906 - 16 Mar 1987]

Merle Weter, 78, of Chadwick, died at 8:35 a.m. Jan. 14 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mrs. Weter were held Jan. 17 at the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Robert Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Weter was a lifelong resident of Chadwick. She was a retired 25-year employee of Hagale Industries, Ozark. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Brian Coffer, in 1972, and by her husband, Mike, in 1987. Surviving are two sons, Mike Weter and Keith Weter, both of Springfield; one daughter, Mary Coffer, Chadwick; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one step grandson; and one sister, Mrs. Maude Beyers, Oilton, Oklahoma.


Weter, Mike, Jr. 1930 - Feb 2009 SN-L 18 Feb 2009 & CCH-N 25 Feb 2009

[Note: Son of Mike & Merle (Weatherman) Weter; married Sharon]

Mike Weter, Jr.  of Sparta, Missouri, died after a brief struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 78 years old. Mike was born in Chadwick, Missouri. He joined the Air Force during the Korean War, and then returned to Springfield to finish college where he graduated from Southwest Missouri State, with a bachelor's degree in education. Later, he finished a Master's degree in education at Drury University. He began a teaching career in his home town of Chadwick. The following year he was hired by Springfield Public Schools. In 1963, Mike became a principal at Berry Elementary School. In the fall of 1965, he opened Guy A. Cowden Elementary School, and served there until retirement in 1986. Upon retiring, he became a proud farmer. Mike spent his life looking out for and loving children, many of whom will remember him as Mr. Weter. He was a faithful member of Union Hill Church of Christ of Nixa. He loved the outdoors, gardening, farming, hunting, fishing, motorcycling, and mushroom foraging, particularly with his children and grandchildren. Mike is survived by his wife, Sharon Weter of Sparta; a son, Michael L. Weter and his wife, Heather of Ozark; a daughter, Donna M. Weter of Sparta; a sister, Mary Coffer and her husband, Merrill of Ozark; grandchildren, Christopher and Clayton Willis of Sparta, Kerri and John Krivis of Glen Carbon, Ill., Jason and Jennifer Weter of Springfield, Mo., and Kelsey Ann Weter of Strafford; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A special adopted daughter, Renette Wardlow, also survives. Visitation will be Thursday, February 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Adams Funeral Home of Ozark. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, in Adams Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Chadwick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Seasons Hospice of Springfield or Union Hill Church of Christ of Nixa.

Weter, Minnie Caroline (Hicks) 25 Jan 1896 - 18 Oct 1989 OH 26 Oct 1989

[Note: Daughter of James & Eliza (Kinser) Hicks; married Rev. Thomas J. Weter 29 Aug 1898 - 23 Nov 1961]

Minnie Weter, 93, died at 11 a.m. Oct. 18 in the Ozark Nursing and Care Center, following a long illness. Born Jan. 25, 1896, she was the daughter of James and Eliza Kinser Hicks. She was a lifelong resident of the Chadwick area. Mrs. Weter was a homemaker and a member of the Chadwick First Baptist Church since 1928. Survivors include three sons, Delbert, Tommy and Bill Weter, of Chadwick; two daughters, Maxine House, Chadwick, and Betty Clemens, Marshfield; one sister, Louise Wilson, Marshfield; 29 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and 38 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Tom J. Weter; one son, Lloyd Dean Weter; and one daughter, Lucy Shipman. Services were held Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Chadwick with the Rev. Carl Thomas officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ozark.


Weter, Roma Dale (Johnson) 29 Jul 1903 - 18 Mar 2002  CCN-J 26 Mar 2002

[Note: Daughter of John Franklin & Nellie (McCoy) Johnson; married Charles Griffin Weter 12 Mar 1902 - 1 Jun 1970]

Roma Dale Weter, 98, of Sparta, went home to be with her Lord, Monday, March 18, 2002 at 6:43 p.m. in Mercy Villa Nursing Home, Springfield. She was born July 29, 1903 to John Franklin and Nellie (McCoy) Johnson, at their home south of Sparta on Fairview Ridge. She lived at Fairview all of her life until going to Mercy Villa. She was a descendant of the Shipman, Johnson, Hale and McCoy families who settled in Christian County in the 1800's. She became a Christian at age eleven and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was united in marriage to Charles G. Weter in 1921. He preceded her in death in 1970. Roma was a beloved and wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was a generous, loving, caring, gentle person, and kind to all she met. It was a privilege to know her. All who knew her loved her. She loved birds, flowers, collecting rocks and seashells and was a great sports fan. Traveling to Florida in her 70's was also a joy for her. Others who preceded her in death were daughters, Nell Jean Gann; Laurena Henson; a grandson, Stephen Henson; two infant grandsons; a sister, Gwendolyn Chapman; and two brothers Raymond and Frankie Johnson. She is survived by two sons, F.G. Weter and wife Mary, Ozark, and Raymond Weter and wife Sherilyn, Fremont Hills; four daughters, Charleen Turner, Sparta, Coyee Swearengin and husband Freeman, Sparta, Myrna Highlander, Kansas City, Missouri and Jacquelyn Andrews, Sparta; 22 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Juanita Weter and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were Saturday, March 23, 2002 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Rev. Leeroy Maples officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery.


Weter, Sheila Marie 7 Jun 1968 - 20 Oct 2002  CCH-N 23 Oct 2002

[Note: Daughter of Richard & Judy (Davis) Weter]

Sheila Marie Weter, age 34, Springfield, died, Oct. 20, 2002, in her home. She was born June 7, 1968 in Springfield, the daughter of Richard and Judy (Davis) Weter. Weter was preceded in death by her brother Danny Weter. Survivors include: Her Parents, Richard Weter and wife Estelle, of Springfield, Judy Pearcy, of Sparta, a grandmother, Marie Davis, of Sparta, a grandfather, Tommy Weter, of Chadwick. Graveside services were held at Oct 22. at Chadwick Memorial Cemetery, with the Reverend Benny DeWitt, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Weter, Thomas Charles 15 Jul 1921 - 11 Jan 2006 CCH-N 18 Jan 2006

[Note: married Marie Burkhart 6 Aug 1920 - 23 Jul 1969; married ? Bilyeu]

            Thomas Charles Weter, age 84, of Chadwick, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2005. A graveside service was Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Chadwick Cemetery.

Weter, Thomas Jefferson “Tom“, Rev. 29 Aug 1898 - 23 Nov 1961 CCR 30 Nov 1961 p1

[Note: Son of Franklin Joseph & Laura Belle (Myers) Weter; married Minnie Caroline Hicks 25 Jan 1896 - 18 Oct 1989]

Funeral services for the Rev. Thomas J. Weter, 63, of Chadwick, who died Thursday at St. John’s Hospital, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Chadwick Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Shipman officiating. Burial was in the Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris of Clever. Mr. Weter, a retired Baptist minister, is survived by his wife, Minnie; four sons, Delbert, Thomas and Billy, all of Chadwick and Sgt. Lloyd Weter of Ft. Smith, Ark.; three daughters, Mrs. Lucy Shipman and Mrs. Maxine House, both of Chadwick and Mrs. Betty Clemens of Marshfield; five brothers, Arthur of Warsaw, Clyde of Mercy Infirmary, Charles and Woodrow, both of Sparta and Mike of Chadwick; four sisters, Mrs. Marie Lunsford of Fresno, Calif., Mrs. Blanche Loomis of Sparta, Mrs. Mildred Walker of Springfield and Mrs. Hazel Workman of Chadwick; 26 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.


Weter, Woodrow Wilson 13 Feb 1914 - 29 Aug 1965 CCR 2 Sep 1965 p1

[Note: Son of Franklin Joseph & Laura Belle (Myers) Weter; married Juanita Jeanette Dean 4 Jan 1925 - 10 Oct 2004]

Woodrow W. Weter, 51, died Sunday night in his home south of Sparta after suffering an apparent heart attack. He had been ill several weeks. A lifelong resident of the Sparta and Chadwick communities, he was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Juanita; five sons, Bobby Gene, Wayne Dale, Woodrow, Jr., Donald Eugene. and Terry Lee, all of the home; five daughters, Mrs. Laura Marie Beyers, Springfield, Connie Sue, Dianna Lynn,. Anita Jo, and Phyllis Elaine, all of the home; three brothers, Arthur, Warsaw, Charley, Sparta and Mack, Chadwick; four sisters, Mrs. Blanche Loomis, Sparta, Mrs. Marie Lunsford, Modesto, Calif., Mrs, Hazel Workman, Chadwick and Mrs. Mildred Walker, Springfield and a granddaughter.  Funeral services were at 2 p.m. today, Thursday in Chadwick Union Church with the Rev. Earl T. Sechler officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery, under direction of Harris of Ozark. Military rites were conducted by a Naval Reserve unit from Springfield.


Whalen, Mary Virginia 6 Jun 1914 - 21 Jan 2004 SN-L 25 Jan 2004

[Note: married Lcdr. William F.C. Whalen, Sr  23 Oct 1908 - 18 Oct 1988]

Mary "Virginia" Whalen, 89, of Springfield, passed away at 8:43 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, in Cox South. Virginia was born June 16, 1914, in Springfield, Ohio. A longtime resident of Forsyth, she was a member of the Forsyth Community Presbyterian Church, past president of the Lake Taneycomo Lady Elks #2597, Retired Military Officers Assoc. of Springfield, and Fleet Reserve. She was preceded in death by husband Lcdr. William F.C. Whalen Sr., U.S.N. Retired. She is survived by one son, Bill Jr. of Ozark; one daughter, Elizabeth Womack of Forsyth; granddaughters Carollee and Heidi of Texas, Debbie of Arkansas; grandsons Dan of Texas, Bill III of Kansas, Brian of Missouri, and Jason of Ohio; great grandchildren, Alex and Jordan Loomis of Ohio, Dani Beth, Andrea and Sammy Loomis of Missouri, Lyndi, Austin and Baylee Britton of Texas. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in Springfield National Cemetery with the Galmey V.F.W. Post 9638 Honor Guard, under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.


Whaley, Billy Joe (Davis) 8 Feb 1943 - 14 Apr 1994 OH 20 Apr 1994

[Note: Son of William W. & Dorothy “Dot” (Walker) Davis; apparently adopted by or used name of his stepfather Charles “Red” Whaley; married Doris Stuffelbalm]

Billy Joe Whaley, 51, Ozark, died Thursday, April 14, 1994 in his home. He was born Feb. 8, 1943 in Springfield, the son of William W. Davis and Dorothy (Dot) Walker Whaley. He was a graduate of Ozark High School in 1961 and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was united in marriage to Doris Stuffelbalm. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, and his father, William Davis. Survivors include his mother, Dot, and Father, Charles (Red) Whaley; two sisters, Shirley Johnson and her husband, John, Verona, and Linda Lloyd and her husband, Wesley, Potosia; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services were held Saturday, April 16, in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark. with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial was in the Rivermont Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


Whaley, Charles “Red” 20 Jan 1925 - 7 Dec 2008 CCH-N 17 Dec 2008

[Note: Son of Walter & Marie (Meyer) Whaley; married 26 Apr 1947 Dorothy “Dot” Walker 15 Nov 1921 - 20 Jul 2001]

Charles “Red” Whaley, 83, Ozark, passed away Dec. 7, 2008, in Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis. He was born Jan. 30, 1925, the son of Walter and Marie (Meyer) Whaley. On April 26, 1947, he was united in marriage to Dorothy “Dot” Whaley in Harrison, Ark.  Red lived most of his life in Christian County where he was a well-known barber and business owner. Later, he retired from Cox Ambulance Service after 25 years of employment as a paramedic. Red was described as a legend by his fellow co-workers and staff because of the care he extended to his patients. He enjoyed his association and work with the Boy Scouts, Booster Club, volunteer firemen and being a member of the Board of Senior Citizens of Ozark. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark. Red proudly served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard, and while aboard the USS Moberly, his ship sank the last German submarine during World War II. Red was preceded in death by his wife Dot; son Billy Joe Whaley; son-in-law John Johnson and a brother Roy Whaley. Red is survived by his two daughters Linda Lloyd and husband Wesley of Potosi, and Shirley Johnson of Verona; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; other caring relatives and good friends. Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Revs. Troy Rhoden and Jim Jeffries officiating. Burial with full military honors followed in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation was held on Dec. 10, 2008, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home.


Whaley, Debra (Weter) died 24 Jun 2008 SN-L 2 Jul 2008

[Note: Daughter of James & Janice ( ) Weter; married Tom Whaley]
Debra (Weter) Whaley of Kingsville, Mo., passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, June 24, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Tom, and one son, Daniel of the home; her mother, Janice Prewett of Aurora; her father, James Weter of Mississippi and wife, Comolia; one sister, Melanie and husband, Don of Billings; two step-daughters, Angie and Diane; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 28, 2008. Burial will be at a later date.


Whaley, Dorothy “Dot” (Walker) 15 Nov 1921 - 20 Jul 2001

[Note: Daughter of John Talley & Ida Mae (?) Walker; married 26 Apr 1947 Charles “Red” Whaley]

Dot Whaley, 79, Ozark, Mo., passed away at 1:16 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2001, in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield.  Dot was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Springfield, Mo., to the late John Talley and Ida Mae Walker.  On April 26, 1947, she was united in marriage to Charles “Red” Whaley at Harrison, Ark.  Dot lived most of her life in Christian County, where she was a well-known cosmetologist and café owner.  She spent her spare time making crafts, quilts, doll dresses and crocheting.  Dot was a member of First Baptist Church, Ozark, where she especially enjoyed the gospel singing.  She was preceded in death by both parents; a son, Billy Joe Whaley; a brother, Jack Walker; and an infant brother.  Survivors include her beloved husband of 54 years, Charles “Red” Whaley; two daughters, Linda Lloyd and husband, Wesley, Potosi, Mo., and Shirley Johnson and husband, John, Verona; a brother, Johnny Walker and wife, Virginia, Jenkins; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many friends.  Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2001, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Troy Rhoden and the Rev. Jim Jeffries officiating.  Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. today in the funeral home, with formal visitation from 5 to 7 p.m.


Whaley, Walter E. 1894 - 27 Oct 1968     CCR 31 Oct 1968 p8

[Note: married Marie Myer]

Funeral services for Walter E. Whaley, 74, a lifelong resident of the Stotts City area, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Sarcoxie Bible Baptist church with the Rev. Lloyd Swartz officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery near Stotts City under direction of Max I. Fossett of Mt. Vernon. A retired farmer, Mr. Whaley died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in his home of an apparent second heart attack. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of Sarcoxie Bible Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Marie; two sons, Roy, Springfield, and C. E., Ozark; a brother, Raymond, St. Louis; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Weihe and Mrs. Nelda Irwin, both of Stotts City, Mrs. Mary Wuellner, Kirkwood, and Mrs. Francis Sharon, Sarcoxie; seven grandchildren and a great grandchild.


Whaples, Inez 1894 - 6 Jun 1965  CCR 10 Jun 1965 p1

[Note: married William E. “Bill” Whaples 16 Jul 1892 - 20 Mar 1984]

Funeral services for Mrs. Inez Whaples, 70, Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel in Ozark. The Rev. Ivan Coyle officiated and burial was Monday in Floral Hills Cemetery at Kansas City. Mrs. Whaples died at 9:05 a.m. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield following a lingering illness. Survivors include her husband, William; a daughter, Mrs. A. L. Booker, Kansas City; three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Baxter, Riverside, Calif., Mrs. Minnie Presson, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Willie Donohoo, Portersville, Calif. and a grandchild.


Whaples, Susie (Knels) Reuher 20 Sep 1901 - 5 Oct 1996  CCH-N 9 Oct 1996

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Marie (Wipf) Knels; married Ernest Reuher; married William Everett “Bill”  Whaples 16 Jul 1892 - 20 Mar 1984]

Susie Reuher Whaples, 95, Ozark, passed away at 11:39 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 1996, in St. Johns Regional Health Care Center. Mrs. Whaples was born September 20, 1901, in Freman, South Dakota, the daughter of Joseph and Marie Wipf Knels. She was a homemaker and a member of Galloway Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening. She is preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, Ernest Reuher and William L. Whaples, a son, Glenn Reuher, four brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Marie Fessenden, Ozark, a brother, John G. Knels, Fairview, Mont., 7 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 8, 1996, in Harris a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Revs. Mike Howell and Kenneth McIntosh officiating. Burial followed in the Selmore Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Galloway Baptist Missions, Galloway Baptist Church, 2816 E. Republic Road, Springfield, Mo. 65804.


Whaples, William Everett “Bill” 16 Jul 1892 - 20 Mar 1984 OH 29 Mar 1984 p3

[Note: married Inez 1894 - 6 Jun 1965 ; married Susie Knels 9 Sep 1901 - 15 Oct 1996 who married first Ernest W. Reuher]

Services for William E. Whaples, 91, Ozark, were held March 16 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Jim Cockroft officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mr. Whaples died March 13 at Christian County Nursing Home after a long illness. A retired carpenter and mechanic, Mr. Whaples lived in Kansas City most of his life before moving to Ozark in 1960. He was a member of Glendale Baptist Church in Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Susie; one daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Booker, Crane; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Marie Fessenden, Ozark; one granddaughter; two great grandchildren; seven step grandchildren and 16 step great-grandchildren.


Whatley, Rickie M. (Straw) 15 Nov 1949 - 7 Sep 1984 OH 13 Sep 1984 p11

[Note: Daughter of Gilbert & ? ( ) Straw; married Sam Whatley]

Services for Rickie W. Whatley, 34, Rogersville, were held Sept. 10 in the First Baptist Church with the Revs. Winston Burton and Barney Claxton officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, under direction of Marsh. Mrs. Whatley died Sept. 7 as a result of injuries received in an auto accident. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Sam; a son, Jeremy Lee, of the home; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Straw, Rogersville; two sisters, Mrs. Diana Robinson, Fordland and Mrs. Linda Robinson, Rogersville; and a brother, Gil Straw, Bakersville, Calif.


Whayne,  Jennie Christine (Ingram) 19 Aug 1924 - 10 Aug 2003 SN-L 13 Aug 2003

[Note: Daughter of William & Katherine (Roller) Ingram]

Jennie Christine Whayne, 78, of Ozark, MO, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2003 at 7:07 p.m. in St. John's Regional Health Center. Mrs. Whayne was born August 19, 1924 in Cave Springs, Missouri, to William and Katherine (Roller) Ingram. She worked as a nurse's aide at St. John's Regional Health Center and later was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking and being around people. Her perfectionist quality endeared her to all who knew her as a person who could get the job done and get it done right. She attended Lincoln High School. She was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church and attended the Church of the Nazarene in Ozark, MO. Jennie was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Stella M. Culp and Georgia Madison, and one son, James M. Whayne, Sr. Survivors include her son, Denny Whayne of Springfield, MO; five grandchildren, Debra Allen and husband Richard of Springfield, MO, William Whayne and wife Sherry of Tulsa, OK, James M. Whayne Jr. and wife Ramona of Springfield, MO, Christi Whayne of Tulsa, OK, and Kayla Ray and husband Anthony of Jacksonville, FL; nine great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Shelia and Marva Whayne, both of Springfield; and brother-in-law David Madison of Colorado Springs, CO. Several nieces and nephews, and a host of cousins and friends also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2003 in Washington Avenue Baptist Church, 1722 N. National with Reverend Calvin L. Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 14, in the chapel of Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service of Midtown. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund with donation sheets provided at the funeral home.


Wheat, Alta Belle (Glidewell) 20 Jun 1916 - 10 Jul 1989  OH 20 Jul 1989

[Note: Daughter of Jessie James & Dora Jane (McCullen) Glidewell; married 19 Jul 1938 Charles A. Wheat]

Alta Belle (Glidewell) Wheat, 73, of Springfield, died at 6 p.m. July 10 after suffering from heart problems. Services for Mrs. Wheat were held July 13 at Greenlawn North Funeral Home, with Pastor Bud Everett and former Pastor Fred Neidy officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield. Mrs. Wheat was born June 20, 1916, the daughter of the late Jessie James Glidewell and Dora Jane (McCullen) Glidewell. She was the granddaughter of Christian County pioneers Sabra (Gooch) and Milton McMullen and Phoebe (Jones) and John Glidewell. Mrs. Wheat was active in Vacation Bible School and Sunday School children's work at her church, South Side Baptist Church in Springfield. Her husband serves as a deacon in that church. She was also actively involved in senior adult work at Republic and Doling Park. She retired from Lily Tulip in 1981, after working for 27 years as a packer, Mrs. Wheat was preceded in death by one sister, Elsie Glidewell; two brothers, Hubert James and Johnny Milton Glidewell; one son, Charles Edward Wheat; and one granddaughter, Karen Cook. Surviving are her husband, Charles A. Wheat, to whom she was married July 19, 1938; her daughter and son-in-law, Ella Mae and Kenneth Cook, Fair Grove; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elva Mae Stewart, Billings.


Wheat, Mary (Tate) Beavers 14 Jan 1921 - 16 Apr 2010  SN-L 17 Apr 2010

[NoteL Daughter of Oliver Hosea & Helen (William) Tate; married David Arlin Beavers 13 Mar 1910 - Mar 1977; married Lewis Wheat 18 Apr 1918 - 21 Jul 2002]

Mary Tate Beavers Wheat,89, of Republic, Mo., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 16, 2010. She was born January 14, 1921 in Chestnut Ridge, Mo., to Helen (Williams) and Oliver Hosea Tate. Mary was well known for caring for her family as well as people in the community. She loved church, flowers, and gardening. Her peach cobbler was the best. Spending time with her family and friends was important to her. She was a pillar of the community and will be missed by all who shared in her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband; David Arlin Beavers; her second husband, Lewis Wheat; three brothers, Wilford, Emil, and Virgil Tate; and grandson Christopher Duff. Surviving Mary are her two daughters, Marthella Bruton and Marilyn Duff; two sons, David Michael Beavers and Mark Beavers; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, nieces, nephews, and countless friends. A visitation will be held Sunday, April 18, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Republic, 305 N. Main, Republic, MO., under the direction of Klingner-Cope at Rivermonte. A funeral service will be held Monday, April 19, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Republic with the interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic, Mo. Memorial donations may be made to Baptist Home Ozark, 1625 W. Garton Rd., Ozark, MO. 65721. Online condolences may be made at www.klingner funeral home.com.


Wheaton, Ronda Kay (Ford) 27 Mar 1955 - 1 Aug 1986 OH 7 Aug 1986 p3

[Note: Daughter of Gene & Almeda (McHaffie) Ford; married Galen P. Wheaton]

Services for Ronda Kay Wheaton, 31. Kansas City, were held August 3 at the Shell Independence Avenue Chapel. Mrs. Wheaton died August 1 in Park Lane Medical Center., She was born in Springfield and lived in Kansas City for 25 years. She was a Coast Guard veteran and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Galen P., of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ford, Kansas City; two brothers, Ferrill Ford, Gretna, La., and Greg Ford, Kansas City; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Ford, Bruner; and her maternal grandfather and step grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Hollie McHaffie


Wheeler, Betty Jean (Burks) Gordon 23 Mar 1931 - 8 Jan 2012 SN-L 10 Jan 2012

[Note: Daughter of Guy Clarence & Della Opal (Swearengen) Burks; married 14 Jan 1989 Charles Loyd Wheeler]
            Betty Jean "Burks" Wheeler, 80, Highlandville. Arrangements: Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville.


Wheeler, Betty Jean (Burks) Gordon 23 Mar 1931 - 8 Jan 2012  CCH-N 18 Jan 2012
            Betty Jean “Burks” Wheeler, 80, of Highlandville, died Jan. 8, 2012. Betty was born on March 23, 1931, to Guy Clarence Burks and Della Opal “Swearengen” Burks. She was a graduate of Fordland High School class of 1949. She had been a property manager for several companies before retiring. She was married to Charles Loyd Wheeler on Jan. 14, 1989, and he survives of the home. Also surviving is her daughter Linda Burks Turk and husband Rick of Springfield; two step daughters Malissa Gregory and husband Randy of Reed Springs, and Deanna Kirkland and husband Robbie of Branson; two step sons Kevin Wheeler and wife Traci of Wisconsin, and Michael Gordon and wife Elizabeth of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers Lloyd Burks and Floyd Burks and wife Betty Sue all of Fordland. A host of grandchildren and great grandchildren and other relatives. Services were 11 a.m. Jan. 11, at the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with burial in the Fordland Cemetery, Fordland.

Wheeler, Brian Scott 21 Sep 1968 - 10 May 1996

[Note: Son of Thomas & Sherry (Jarecke) Wheeler; married 26 Sep 1981 Karla Harris]

Brian Scott Wheeler, 27, Ozark, passed away at 1:04 p.m. Friday May 10, 1996, from injuries resulting in a mining accident. Brian was born September 21, 1968 in Springfield, the son of Thomas and Sherry Jarecke Wheeler; he was married to Karla Harris September 26, 1987 in Harrison, Ark. He was employed by Southwest Lime Co. Brian loved the land. He enjoyed farming, raising and caring for his cattle and horses. He enjoyed hunting and outdoor water sports. He was a 1986 Ozark High School graduate. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather. Milfred Wheeler and maternal grandmother, Amy Jarecke. Survivors include his wife, Karla and two daughters, Whitney and Hunter of the home: father and mother, Thomas and Sherry Wheeler, Ozark: paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Wheeler, maternal grandfather, Paul Jarecke. mother-in-law, Dorothy Harris; father-in-law Morris Harris, Chadwick; brother-in-law and his wife Maurice and Lisa Harris, Chadwick; and Gary Harris, Lebanon and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held Monday in Harris a Heritage Funeral Home with the Rev. Conrad Kitchell officiating. Burial followed in the Selmore Cemetery.


Wheeler, C. Milfred 26 Jan 1912 - 7 Sep 1985 OH 12 Sep 1985 p11

[Note: Son of Thomas H. &  Maud (Brown) Wheeler; married 2 Jan 1937 Elizabeth Olive 23 Aug 1918 - 25 Oct 2010]

Services for Milfred Wheeler, 73, Ozark, were held Sept. 9 in Selmore Christian Church, with the Revs. Faust A. Matthews and Don Sylvester officiating, Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under the direction of Adams. Mr. Wheeler died Sept. 7. A stockman and dairy farmer, he was a member and deacon of Selmore Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Robert, Highlandville, and Tommy, Ozark; two daughters, Pat Revey, Gardner, Kan. and Janice Hubbard, Ozark; a brother, Max, Ozark; a sister, Ruth Genteman, Ozark; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.


Wheeler, C. Milfred 26 Jan 1912 - 7 Sep 1985 OH 19 Sept 1985 pB13

Card of Thanks

The family of Milfred Wheeler would like to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, food and expressions of sympathy at the time of his death. A special thanks to Rev. Faust Matthews, Don Sylvester, Marlene Beck for her music in song. A special thanks to Adams Funeral Home and Selmore Christian Church. Thank you all. 361tp


Wheeler, Celia Ann (Bilyeu) 1900 - 12 Dec 1973 OH 3 Jan 1974 p8

[Note: Daughter of Wiett & Jennie (Sumpter) Bilyeu; married 12 Oct 1919 Clyde Wheeler]

Celia Ann Wheeler, 73, of Chino, California, formerly of Ozark, died December 12, 1973 in California. Survivors include her husband, Clyde; one son, Wilbur of California; one daughter, Wilma Smith of California; two brothers, Clell Bilyeu, Rt. 1, Sparta, Neil Bilyeu, state of Washington; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Services were held at Mead Mortuary, Barstow, California, Friday, December 14, 1973 at  1:00 p.m. Interment was at Mt. View Cemetery, Barstow, California.


Wheeler, Elizabeth (Olive) 23 Aug 1918 - 25 Oct 2010 SN-L 26 Oct 2010

[Note: Daughter of Ray & Zoe (Tripp) Olive; married 2 Jan 1937 C. Milfred Wheeler 26 Jan 1912 - 7 Sep 1985]

Elizabeth Wheeler, age 92, of Ozark, passed away October 25, 2010, following a long illness. She was born August 23, 1918, the daughter of Ray and Zoe (Tripp) Olive near Des Moines, Iowa. At age 3, the family moved to Ontario, California, where she was raised. She was united in marriage on January 2, 1937 to Milfred Wheeler. In 1943 they moved to Ozark, Missouri, where they established a dairy farm. To this union, four children were born: Bob, Pat, Tom, and Jan. She was a sixty seven year member of the Selmore Christian Church, where she played the piano and organ for over fifty years. Preceding her were her husband, Milfred; her parents Ray and Zoe Olive; one sister; five brothers; one grandson, Brian Wheeler; one grandson-in-law, Jim Barr; mother and father-in-law, Tom and Maud Wheeler. Surviving her are two sons Bob and Pat Wheeler, Tom and Sherry Wheeler; two daughters, Pat and Walt Revey, Jan and Richard Hubbard; grandchildren, Lorna Barr, Malinda Todd and Russ Revey; six great-grandkids; three great-great-grandkids; 17 step grandkids; one brother-in-law, Max and Irene Wheeler; one sister-in-law, Ruth Genteman; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Selmore Christian Church, with the Reverend Bud Kelly and Ken Beck officiating. Burial will follow in the Selmore Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday in the Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Selmore Christian Church, in care of Debbie Dougan, 112 N. Blue Stem, Ozark, Missouri 65721, or Hospice Palliative Care at 1538 S. Enterprise, Springfield, Missouri 65804.


Wheeler, Emma (Smith) 29 Aug 1934 - 26 Feb 2008 SN-L 28 Feb 2009

[Note: Daughter of Devina Curment & Sarah Ann (Lassley) Smith; married Carl R. Wheeler, Jr.]

Emma Wheeler, 74, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Thursday, February 26, 2009. She was born August 29, 1934, near Miller's Cemetery, in Rogersville, Mo., to Devina Curment Smith and Sarah Ann (Lassley) Smith. She was married to Carl R. Wheeler Jr., and they had three children. Emma's first love was her family and children. She also enjoyed music, reading and sewing. Preceding her in death were her parents; loving husband, Carl; one brother, Louie H. Smith; and great-grandson, Jake Wheeler. She is survived by daughter, Joyce Craig and her husband, Carl; two sons, Kenneth Wheeler and his wife, Jane, and Gary Wheeler and Liz; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, March 1, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the funeral home. Funeral services will be Monday, March 2, 2009, at 10 a.m., in Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte Chapel, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, Mo. Interment will follow in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made at www.klingner-cope.com.


Wheeler, Glenn 20 Oct 1922 - 19 Oct 2009 SN-L 21 Oct 2009

[Note: Son of James "Bob” & Pearl (  ) Wheeler; married Laverne]

Glenn Wheeler, 86, Springfield, Mo., passed away Monday, October 19, 2009, in his home. He was born October 20, 1922, in Greene County Mo., to James "Bob” and Pearl Wheeler. Glenn was a World War II veteran, serving in the Pacific. He was a member of the IBEW local 453 and Macedonia Baptist Church. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; wife Laverne Wheeler; a son, Robert Wheeler; four brothers, Bonnie, Allan, William and Carl; and two sisters, Lois and Mae. He is survived by three sons, Stephen Wheeler and wife, Glenda, Bonnie Wheeler and wife, Shirley, and Ned Wheeler; a sister, Muriel Peele, all of Springfield, Mo.; three sisters-in-law, Ruby Atteberry, Oneita Sweet and Liz Sweet; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2009, in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark, Mo. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2009, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, 1947 E. Seminole, Springfield, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Kitchen, 1630 N. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO 65803 or Southwest Missouri Humane Society, 3161 W. Norton Rd., Springfield, MO 65803.


Wheeler, Harvey 21 Aug 1860 - 29 Aug 1921 CCR 4 Nov 1921 p1

[Note: Son of  Orville  & Sarah (Byres) Wheeler,; married 5 Mar 1888  Mollie E. Slay 3 Mar 1862 - ?; marriage date on official records and obit differ]

Harve Wheeler, an old resident of Christian county who moved to Purdy, Barry county a few years ago, died at his home about three miles east of Purdy last Saturday night, October 29, aged about 61 years. The remains were brought to Ozark Sunday evening and kept in the Ozark Undertaking Co’s rooms until Monday, when they were taken to Selmore for funeral services and burial. From what we learn, Mr. Wheeler came to his death from the effects of a blow received from a neighbor with a piece of timber, the trouble coming up over turning some stock into a field in which the neighbor had forbidden. The affray occurred some two weeks before Mr. Wheeler’s death. A preliminary hearing was to be given the defendant in Barry county last Wednesday on a charge of murder.


Wheeler, Harvey 21 Aug 1860 - 29 Aug 1921 CCR 18 Nov 1921 p1

Harvey Wheeler was born August 21, 1860 and died October 29, 1921, aged 61 years, 2 months and 8 days. Medical aid and loving hands waited upon him but all in vain. He was united in marriage to Miss Mollie Slay March 5th, 1890. He professed faith in Christ in 1911 and joined the Baptist church and was a faithful christian until death. His body was taken back to Christian county for burial in the Selmore cemetery. Rev. Thomas Hanks conducted the funeral services. Mr. And Mrs. Wheeler came to Barry county in 1915. He leaves to mourn his demise a loving wife, a brother and a hose of relatives and friends. May God be with the bereaved wife in her dark hour of sorrow. --A Friend


Wheeler, James O. "Bob" 10 Apr 1885 - 6 Jul 1926 CCR 9 Jul 1926 p1

[Note: Son of  Willard & Paralee (Blevins) Wheeler; married 15 Dec 1907 Katie Pearl Glenn 10 Dec 1890 - 25 Oct 1966; name Robert in 1900 census and marriage record]

Funeral services for J. O. Wheeler were held Thursday afternoon at the Selmore Baptist church with burial in the Selmore cemetery. Mr. Wheeler was a former resident and a son of Willard Wheeler and resided on College Street in Springfield. Mr. Wheeler was 41 years old and died Tuesday evening after an injury received while working in the rear of the Kentwood Arms hotel in Springfield. The deceased is survived by his parents, three daughter, five sons, two brothers and four sisters.


Wheeler, John  Henry 1875 - 3 Apr 1949  CCR 14 Apr 1949

[Note: Son of Henry & Sarah Jane (Backus) Wheeler]

Mr. John Wheeler, 73, died in a hospital in Ontario, CA, Sunday April 3, after undergoing a major operation on Wednesday, March 30. Burial was on Wednesday, April 6, at Ontario. He was a brother of Mrs. Charity Hannah of Ozark, and leaves a wife, three children, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild all of Ontario, many other relatives and friends, both in California and Missouri. The following is a letter received by Mrs. Hannah, from a friend, who attends the funeral of her brother. Dear Charity, I just have to say a few words to you. Not that I have any hopes of making this burden easier, as much as I’d love to. We have just got home from John’s funeral and I want you to know I have been to this chapel many times, but I’ve never saw so many people there before, which showed so plain how many friends he had made here, besides all he had there and so many lovely flowers, in fact, I never saw a more beautiful funeral. There were 95 floral pieces. His going was such a shock to all of us. Love, John D. and Josie Melton. **** I typed this as it appeared RP


Wheeler, John Henry 1874 - 3 Apr 1949  CCR 28 Apr 1949

John Henry Wheeler, 309 W Park Street, Ontario, CA, died April 3 at San Antonio hospital there, following a two weeks illness. He was 74 years old. A native of Smithfield, IL,  Mr. Wheeler went to California 30 years ago from Ozark. He was a citrus worker by occupation. Surviving Mr. Wheeler are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Wanger and Mrs. Paul Halverson, Chino, CA; a son, R. A. Wheeler, Ontario; a sister, Mrs. Charity Hannah of Ozark; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a member of the Ontario lodge of Woodmen of the World. Funeral services were conducted April 6 at the J. P. Draper Chapel in Ontario, with the Rev. William A. Hulet of the First Free Methodist church officiating. Interment was in Bellevue cemetery at Ontario.


Wheeler, Katie Pearl (Glenn) 10 Dec 1890 - 25 Oct 1966     CCR 27 Oct 1966 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Robert H. & Mary Angeline “Mollie” (Regert) Glenn; married  James O. "Bob" Wheeler 10 Apr 1885 - 6 Jul 1926]

Mrs. Pearl Wheeler, 72, of 2419 College, Springfield, died at noon Tuesday in Wichita, Kan. following a brief illness. She was visiting a daughter, Mrs. Mae Stevenson, Wichita. Mrs. Wheeler, widow of James Wheeler who died July 26, 1926, was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Her survivors include four sons, Bonnie of Route 3, Springfield; Allen, state of California, Glenn and Carl both of Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. Lois Melton, Springfield, Mrs. Stevenson, Mrs. Muriel Peele, of Route 3, Springfield; three brothers, Verlin Glenn, Springfield, John Glenn  of Forsyth and Joe Glenn, state of California; five sisters, Mrs. Allie Moura, State of California, Mrs. Maude Gardner, Nixa, Mrs. Edna Blevins, Mrs. Bessie Blevins, and Mrs. Minnie Collins, all of Ozark; 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Herman Lohmeyer, Springfield.


Wheeler, Kathlene Louise 11 Oct 1920 - 30 Oct 1920 CCR 5 Nov 1920 p1

[Note: Daughter of Clyde & Celia (Bilyeu) Wheeler]

Kathlene Louise Wheeler was born October 11, 1920 and departed this live October 30, 1920, being two weeks and five days old. O, Kathlene dear, how we miss you. God has taken you from our sight, But we pray that we shall meet you on that beautiful shore Where there be no sorrow and no deaths and we shall all be with Jesus.  Flossie


Wheeler, Kathlene Louise 11 Oct 1920 - 30 Oct 1920 CCR 5 Nov 1920 p1

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our many friends for their kindness and held during the illness, death and burial of our darling baby. And we also wish to thank Brother Baker.  Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wheeler     Willard Wheeler and Family   Mr. and Mrs. Wyett Bilyeu and Family


Wheeler, Laverna V. "Vernie" 28 Apr 1889 - 7 May 1902 CCR 20 Mar 1902

[Note: Daughter of Thomas & Alice (   ) Wheeler]

Spokane, Mo., March 16th, 1902.  We very much regret to announce the death of Laverna Wheeler, the 12 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wheeler, who died of pneumonia the 7th of March and was laid to rest in the Poncy cemetery. We would say to her parents, Mourn not for such is the Kingdom of God. May you be able to say, “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.” She is holding out a signal light and beckoning the way.  A sympathizing Friend.


Wheeler, Lena 11 Mar 1902 - 25 Jul 1988 OH 11 Aug 1988

[Note: Daughter of Willard & Paralee (Blevins) Wheeler]

Lena Wheeler, 86, of Riverside, CA, died July 25 at Parkview Community Hospital, Riverside. Services for Ms. Wheeler were held at the Draper Mortuary and Bellevue Mausoleum, Ontario. A native of Ozark, she was a resident of Ontario, CA for 34 years. Surviving are nieces and nephews Max Wheeler, Ruth Genteman, Marie Rainey, Opal Ellingsworth (Ozark); Lois Melton, Muriel Peel, Carl Wheeler, Glenn Wheeler (Springfield); Helen Zeigler, New Castle, PE; Mae Stevens, Wichita, KS; Lee Etta Cooper, Clovis, CA; Betty Jo Rodesta, Riverside, CA; and Wilma Smith, Barstow, CA.


Wheeler, Maisie “Pad” (Fulton) 15 Feb 1898 -  Nov 1984 OH 22 Nov 1984 pB5

[Note: Daughter of John & Nota (Wills) Fulton; married Carl Wheeler; spelling of first name in SSDI differs from obit]

Mazie (Pad) Wheeler, Wichita Falls, Texas, died recently of acute leukemia in a Wichita Falls hospital. A former Ozark area resident, she had lived in Texas for many years. Mrs. Wheeler is survived by her husband, Carl; their twin children, Sonny and Anita Jean; and several grandchildren. She was the last survivor of the John & Nota (Wills) Fulton family. She is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews of the Rogersville area.


Wheeler, Marie LaVerne (Sweet) 14 May 1924 - 28 Jul 2006 SN-L 30 Jul 2006

[Note: Daughter of Edgar & Bertha (Helms) Sweet; married 24 May 1942 Glenn Wheeler 20 Oct 1922 - 19 Oct 2009]

Marie LaVerne Wheeler, born May 14, 1924, to the late Edgar and Bertha (Helms) Sweet, passed away on July 28, 2006, in Cox South Hospital at the age of 82. She was united in marriage to Glenn Wheeler on May 24, 1942, and to this union four sons were born. During the war, she worked in an ammunition factory. She retired from Springfield Public Schools Food Service Department after 25 years of service. LaVerne was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harry, Raymond and Gorman Sweet. Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years, Glenn; children, Stephen Wheeler and wife, Glenda, Bonnie Wheeler and wife, Shirley, Ned Wheeler and Robert Wheeler; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild ; brother, Dorl Sweet and wife, Liz; sister-in-law, Oneita Sweet; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 31, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Selmore Cemetery under the direction of Thieme-Shadel Funeral Service at White Chapel. The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, July 30, 2006, at the funeral home, 5234 W. State Hwy EE, Springfield, MO 65802. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the charity of your choice. Online personal condolences can be made at www.thieme-shadel.com.

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