Born 6-3-1911 -- Died 8-16-2004
Alice Mary Wheeler, 93, of Alton, Mo., was born June 3, 1911, in Douglas County, Mo., and died Aug. 16, 2004, at Shady Oaks Healthcare.
Survivors include a daughter, Irene Frost and husband, Leonard; four grandsons -- James and Junior Deckard and Joseph and Charlie Strong; two granddaughters -- Loretta Morgan and Shannon Simmons; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a host of step-children and step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Sarah Ann Walker-Parsons; three husbands -- Fred Levan, Ona Strong and Fred Wheeler; a son, Joe Bill Strong; two grandsons -- Randy Deckard and Kelley Strong; five brothers; three sisters.
The funeral was Aug. 19 at Clary Chapel in Alton with Grover Pingleton officiating. Burial was in New Salem Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Clary Funeral Home.