Joel Margaret “Sissy” Wheeler, 73, of West Helena passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Wheeler was born October 17, 1938 at Lee County, Arkansas to the late Ben McGrew and the late Wanna Curtis McGrew.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, J.O. Wheeler, Jr.; a son, Wade Wheeler of West Helena; a daughter, Karen Stokes (Frankie) of Rogers, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Amy Varela (Alexander), Curtis Heidelberger and Jamie Gaston (Rob); four great-grandchildren, Jackson and Reagan Varela and Landon and Peyton Gaston; a host of nieces and nephews; and a very special niece and best friend, Sherry Fraze (Arnie).
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Diane Everhart; and two brothers, Jerry McGrew and Ben “Sonny” McGrew.
A graveside service for Sissy Wheeler will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens.
Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571.