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Obituary: Vickie Wheeler, Scipio


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Vickie Lynn Wheeler, 62, of Scipio, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014, at her residence in Scipio.

Vickie was born on July 20, 1952, in Seymour, the daughter of Charles G. Roberts, Jr. and the late Naomi “Pinky” Sullivan Roberts. She married Shane Wheeler on September 21, 1991 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He survives.

Vickie was employed with the Jennings County School Corporation for 7 years as an Occupational Therapist and worked many places as an O.T., including Columbus Regional Hospital, Four Seasons Health Campus, Home Health Special Services, Jennings Rehab and Columbus Rehab. Working and helping children reach their highest potential was her passion. She also was the former payroll clerk for Subway.

Vickie graduated from Jennings County High School in 1970. She was a member of Hayden Methodist Church where she was active in children programs and the God Squad, she served as the church trustee in 2011-2012. Vickie enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, taking walks, campfires and spending time with her beloved family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Shane Wheeler; three sons, Creyton (Laura) Thomas of Bloomington,  Conner Allen Wheeler and Noah Charles Wheeler, both of Scipio; one daughter, Victoria Ashlee Wheeler of Scipio; her father, Charles G. Roberts, Jr. of Russell Springs, Kentucky; one sister, Marcie (Frank) Kapfhammer of Louisville, Kentucky; niece and nephews, Isabella Victoria Kapfhammer, Trey Kapfhammer and Chaz Kapfhammer all of Louisville,  and many precious aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother; and grandparents.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, August 18, 2014 in the Hayden Cemetery in Hayden  with the Rev. Ed Meade, Rev. Tom Judd and Rev. Danny Richards officiating. Friends may call at  Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 2 until 6 p.m.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Lawrence Einhorn Care and Cancer Center at Indiana University (for women’s non-smokers lung cancer research), or the Hayden United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.

You are welcome to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com

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