Rosella Ann Wheeler

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Rosella Ann Wheeler, 87, of Quincy, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 20, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.

She was born Nov. 23, 1926, in Quincy, a daughter of Alfred and Florence Blaesing Lawrence. She married Charles Wheeler Jr. on Aug. 8, 1945. He died Jan. 31, 1996.

Rosella was a 1944 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Quincy.

She was a lifelong member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. She had been an active member of the Ladies of St. Francis, also a member and past president of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. She had served as Cub Scout leader and had worked at the former Artcraft of Quincy.

Rosella loved crocheting and was known for making doilies.

Survivors include her children, Roseann Bonebrake of Quincy, Carolyn Karman of Chillicothe, Chuck Wheeler and his wife, Danya, and Ray Wheeler and his wife, Linda, both of Quincy, and Randy Wheeler and his wife, Melody, of Barry; her sisters, Mary Gay and her husband, Carson "Jr.", Margaret Huelsmeyer and her husband, Don, both of Quincy, and Charlotte Woodworth and her husband, Paul, of Ursa; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Lawrence, of Quincy; grandchildren, Lynn (Jim) Doellman, Beth (Mark) Tyrpin, Gail (Billy) Ham, Jill (Burt) Shackleton, Ann (Shawn) Myers, Kate (Dan) Nuessen, Dirk Bonebrake, Zach Bonebrake, Ronald Squires, Ryan (Michelle) Squires, Kendra Karman, Kris (Todd) Eyler, Erin Angell, Jennifer (Joey) Brown, Charles (Amber) Wheeler, Billie Rae (Brad) Grawe, Gabe (Kelly) Wheeler, Randy (Dusty) Wheeler Jr., and David (Dawn) Wheeler; 42 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Rosella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sons, Bill Wheeler and twins, Duane, who died in infancy, and David Wheeler; a brother, Robert Lawrence; and a grandson, Russell Squires.

SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

VISITATION: 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, in the funeral home with a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, St. Francis School for technology needs.

ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed online at
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Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-1011
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 24 to Aug. 26, 2014
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