Mary Wheeler Obituary

Mary Hayes Wheeler
Mary Hayes Wheeler
Mary Hayes Wheeler

March 14, 2006
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Mary Hayes Wheeler, 87, died peacefully in her Mercy Court home on Tuesday, March 14th.

All of her children were with her at the time of death. Mary was born on January 1, 1919 to Frank and Kate (McNamara) Hayes, of Jones, County, IA and raised in Anamosa. She was graduated from Anamosa High School and attended Drake University. She lived in Des Moines, IA for over 60 years. Mary was first and foremost a dedicated mother and homemaker. She also worked as a medical secretary at the VA Hospital and joined Toastmasters. She enjoyed flower gardening, painting, and wintering in Harlingen, TX. She is survived by her eight children: Kairn Kathleen (Clifford) Randleman [Plattsmouth, NE]; Dr. Fredric R. (Patricia) Wheeler, II [Joplin, MO]; Joseph A. (Kathleen) Wheeler, [Johnston, IA]; Dennis F. (Heather) Wheeler [Urbandale, IA]; Marla R. (Michael) Moore [Des Moines, IA]; Margaret M. Wheeler (Christina Hauck) [Manhattan, KS]; Dolores A. (Robert) Maney [State College, PA]; and Roberta M. (Dave) Morgan [Des Moines, IA]. Eleven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Wheeler, two brothers, one sister, and her grandson, Joseph A. Wheeler Jr.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2006 at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church. A memorial wake will be held on Friday, March 17, 2006 at Iles Funeral Homes / Westover Chapel from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to either Al-Anon or Mercy Hospice.





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, March 17, 2006
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church
4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, March 18, 2006
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Saturday, March 18, 2006
2:00 PM


Alcoholics Anonymous
1400 Penn Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50316
Mercy Hospice
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA US 50131