Stella Mae Wheeler
Stella Mae Wheeler, 90, of Medina, passed away Saturday, July 14, in Kerrville. She was born in Hull on Nov. 29, 1921 to Daisy Bell and Harry Dukes.
Stella Mae attended school in Medina where she graduated first in her class in 1938. She married Linden E. Wheeler on Sept. 18, 1938 in San Antonio.
All her life, Stella Mae dedicated her talent and energy to creating a wholesome and inspirational home setting for her husband and children.
Also committed to her church, she spent much of her time helping members of congregations in San Antonio, Dallas and Chicago with problems large and small.
After their retirement, Stella Mae and Linden supported Bandera's Helping Hands nonprofit agency. The couple was instrumental in the relocation of the organization's headquarters after Grimes Funeral Homes made a donation to the building fund.
Her sons benefited from Stella Mae's belief in the importance of an excellent education and both earned graduate degrees.
By providing sparkle and energy to the family, Stella Mae became a continuing source of delight and wonder to her grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Troyce A. Wheeler, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Larry W. Wheeler and his wife, Lois, of Leawood, Kansas, as well as by grandchildren, Sean Wheeler, Andrea Bachelor, Karri Burgess and Ryan Wheeler; and five great-grandchildren, Linden Wheeler, Jennifer Wheeler, Nathan Wheeler, Garrett Wheeler and Nicholas Wheeler.
Stella Mae was predeceased by her son, Richard Foster Wheeler; husband, Linden E. Wheeler; daughter-in-law, Jo Wheeler; and mother Daisy Bell Weber.
A visitation on Tuesday, July 17, was followed by a service in the chapel at the Grimes Funeral Home in Bandera, with Stephen R. Calloway of the Community of Christ presiding.
Burial followed at Oak Rest Cemetery in Medina.
Pallbearers included her sons, Troyce and Larry; grandsons Sean and Ryan; and nephews, Mark Crawford and Linden Mayfield.
Condolences may be sent to www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting "Send Condolences" link.
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