Vickie Lynn Wheeler, 62, of Scipio, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at her residence in Scipio.
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Born July 20, 1952, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Charles G. Roberts Jr. and the late Naomi "Pinky" Sullivan Roberts. She married Shane Wheeler on Sept. 21, 1991, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He survives.
Vickie was employed with Jennings County School Corporation for seven years as an occupational therapist and worked many places as an O.T., including Columbus Regional Hospital, Four Seasons Health Campus, Home Health Special Services, Jennings Rehab and Columbus Rehab. Working and helping children reach their highest potential was her passion. She also was a former payroll clerk for Subway. Vickie graduated from Jennings County High School in 1970.
She was a member of Hayden Methodist Church, where she was active in children's programs and the God Squad and served as a church trustee in 2011 and 2012. She enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, taking walks, campfires and spending time with her beloved family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Shane Wheeler of Scipio; three sons, Creyton (Laura) Thomas of Bloomington and Conner Allen Wheeler and Noah Charles Wheeler, both of Scipio; a daughter, Victoria Ashlee Wheeler of Scipio; her father, Charles G. Roberts Jr. of Russell Springs, Kentucky; a sister, Marcie (Frank) Kapfhammer of Louisville, Kentucky; niece and nephews, Isabella Victoria Kapfhammer, Trey Kapfhammer and Chaz Kapfhammer, all of Louisville, Kentucky; and many precious aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother and grandparents.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Hayden Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Meade, the Rev. Tom Judd and the Rev. Danny Richards officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Lawrence Einhorn Care and Cancer Center at Indiana University (for women's non-smokers lung cancer research), Wheeler Children Scholarship Funds or the Hayden United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.
A message of condolence may be left at dovesharprudicel.com.
Dove Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
420 South State Street North Vernon, IN 47265
Published in Tribune from Aug. 15 to Aug. 23, 2014