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Connie L. Wheeler

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Connie L. Wheeler, 80, of Quincy, died at 3:45 p.m. Friday (Aug. 1, 2014) in the Good Samaritan Home.

Born Nov. 22, 1933, in Quincy, Connie was a daughter of Richard D. and Margaret Scott Waack. She married Howard J. Wheeler in Quincy on July 29, 1951. Howard died Feb. 26, 2002.

Connie attended Liberty Christian Church. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Liberty American Legion Auxiliary and the Goldwing Motorcycle Club. She enjoyed cooking and spending the holidays with her family, especially Christmas. Connie loved spending time with her grandchildren and was most proud earning her GED at the age of 57.

Survivors include a son, Steven A. Wheeler of Hampton, Va.; five daughters, Patricia M. Wheeler (Mel Motley), Trudy E. Wheeler (Pam Fretwell), Penny Lynn Craft (Arthur), Kimberly K. Schoch (Tim) and Alice Ann Wheeler (Laura Layton), all of Quincy; and eight grandchildren, Brian C.E. Mixer (Jennifer), Tim Wheeler (Brenda), Bobbi Jo Martin (Ryan), Bonnie Lynn Shore (John), Robin Lynn Craft (fiance Mark Priepot), Christina Cooper (Eric), Josh M. Shannon and Kayla Layton. Also surviving are 10 great-grandchildren, Brian Mixer, Lily Mixer, Landon Wheeler, Brylee Martin, Kinley Martin, Howard J. Shore, Christopher Shore, Jackson Martin, Jada Wall and Kylie Cooper; a brother, Richard A. Waack (Mary) of Schofield, Wis.; and several loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Wheeler was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Donna Baze; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Wheeler; and a niece, Christina Baze-Hess.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, with Pastor Richard Martin conducting. Burial will be in Payson New Cemetery.

VISITATION: 9 a.m. until services Tuesday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Blessing Hospice.

ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

WEBSITE: www.zrsc.com.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5, 2014
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