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Mary L. Wheeler, 83, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. The
Rev. Greg Wooten will conduct her funeral service at
11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
follow in New Union Cemetery.
Mrs. Wheeler's 51 years of employment included
work at Stetson's China Factory, Lehn & Fink, and 24
years at Lincoln Developmental Center as a clothing
She was born on April 21, 1928, in Lincoln to
Russell and Margaret Smith. She married Joe W.
Wheeler on April 25, 1952, in Lincoln, and he
preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1998.
She is survived by one son, Joe Warren Wheeler of
Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren, Brent Joel (and
Emily) Wheeler of Lubbock, Texas, and Lalania Noel
(and Doug) Zwaga of Lake Geneva, Wis.; two
great-grandchildren, Christian Warren Wheeler and
Azure Katherine Wheeler, both of Lubbock, Texas; and
one brother, Robert Eugene (and Bonnie) Smith of
She was also preceded in death by three sisters,
Leela, Dorothy and Anita Kay; and one brother, Allen
She was a member of First Nazarene Church of
Lincoln, and memorials may be made to her church.
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