Alice Wheeler, 78, of Springfield, IL died on March 27, 2011 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born December 31, 1932 in Springfield to Joseph and Jacquelyn Gardner Hess. She married Sam Wheeler in 1953 and he preceded her in death on September 20, 1970. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers John & Mike Hess and one sister Geraldine Sprouse.
Alice is survived by one son Sam (Kathy) Wheeler of Springfield; two grandsons Sam & Scott (Kristy) Wheeler of Springfield; two sisters, Anna Brandenburg and Patsy Bethard; three brothers: Jerry Hess, Walter Hess and Wallace Hess.
Alice graduated from Springfield High School and retired from Kmart after 28 years of Service. Alice loved her family, Nascar, the St. Louis Cardinals and gardening.
Visitation: 11-12 pm, Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral: 12 Noon, Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the charity of donor’s choice.
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm