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March 30, 2013

Rose Mary Smith Wheeler

TERRE HAUTE — Rose Mary Smith Wheeler, 91, of Terre Haute, passed away comfortably at 3:05 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Hymera, to Roy and Theresa Smith.

Rose Mary worked for Saint Mary-of-the Woods College for 50 years. After long work days she was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. Rose Mary was one of 10 children having four sisters, Irma, Betty, Caroline, and Rebecca; and five brothers, Dick, Jack, Joe, Mike, and Hugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Wheeler; her four children, Connie Rose Pruitt, Dixie Kay Edwards, Hugh Wheeler, and Larry Wheeler. She has 15 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. 3rd St., in West Terre Haute, with the Rev. Buddy White officiating. Burial will be in Pleasantview Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time Monday. The family would like to give a special thanks to Meadows Manor North Nursing Home for the dedication and care of Rose Mary, which is appreciated by all family members.

 

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