April 14, 1939 - September 16, 2021
Wilma Allen Wheeler, 82, of Ocala, FL passed away on September 16, 2021, in Ocala, FL OR in the care of Marion County Hospice. Wilma was the fifth child of George A. Ewell and Marion C. Arnold. She was born April 14, 1939, in Vanceboro, NC. While living in Pennsylvania she was active with the local women's shelter. She did volunteer work as well as helping with fundraising. Wilma was a talented artist. She started teaching herself to do Tole Painting in the mid 70's. She enjoyed painting on wood, slate, and canvas. She also sold her work in a local store for much of the 80's. We will all cherish the items she did for so many. After moving to Florida, she became active with the Kissimmee Elks Lodge. Wilma cherished the lifelong friendships she made while a part of the Lodge. Wilma is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Eugene E. Wheeler, Jr. of Ocala. Her children, Marion Marasco (Tom) of Snellville, GA, Barbara Pellegrino (Larry) of Lakeland, FL, Richard "Rick" Matchett (Betty) of Ocala, FL, Joy L. Chandler of Buford, GA. Her sibling George A. Ewell (Minnie) of Vanceboro, NC. She had 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, son in law, Larry Pellegrino. Siblings, Elizabeth "Sally" Morris, Edward Homer Ewell, Nicholas "Nick" Ewell. Brother-in-law, Hugh B Morris. Sister-in-Law, Lovie Wiggins Ewell. Great granddaughter, Georgia G. Murphy. There will be no services. Interment will follow at Bushnell National Cemetery at a later time. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Marion County Hospice. If she was unable to pass away at home Cates House was a beautiful alternative.
Wilma Allen Wheeler, 82, of Ocala, FL passed away on September 16, 2021, in Ocala, FL OR in the care of Marion County Hospice. Wilma was the fifth child of George A. Ewell and Marion C. Arnold. She was born April 14, 1939, in Vanceboro, NC.... View Obituary & Service Information
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