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Caroline L. Wheeler, 73, Kokomo, passed away at 7:47 a.m. Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Heritage Health Care in Lafayette. She was born Aug. 31, 1943, in Kokomo, Indiana, to the late Rex R. James and Betty L. (Frew) Patmore. She married John R. Wheeler in 1961 in Kokomo, and he preceded her in death March 27, 1988.
Caroline was a homemaker. Caroline enjoyed gardening, canning, dancing, and attending family events. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the VFW Post 1152.
Caroline is survived by a son, John R. Wheeler Jr.; two daughters, Tracy (Stephen) Workman and Sylvia Wheeler; eight grandchildren, Nicole Renee Jones, Stephen E. Workman, John R. Wheeler III, Brittany Erin Brown, Jeremy S. Wheeler, Julian Anthony Christakis, Nicholas Alan Christakis, and Chloe Nicole Christakis; brother, Rex (Lisa) James; sisters, Darlene (Robert) Wilkerson and Penny (Craig) Stone; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, John, and her parents.
The memorial service for Caroline will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Ellers Mortuary, Main Chapel, 725 S. Main St., and will be officiated by Pastor Calvin Peck. The family will receive a time for friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service Thursday, also at the mortuary. You are invited to read Caroline's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may leave an online condolence for the family. Ellers Mortuary, Main Street Chapel, assisted the family with arrangements.
Published on April 4, 2017
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