Lorene Wheeler, age 92, of Elizabethtown, IL, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare, IL.
Lorene was born January 23, 1926 in a small town of Briar, MO. She was the oldest child of Earnest and Izel (McKinney) Mathis.
Lorene accepted Jesus at the age of 15 in a small country “Church of God”. She was baptized there also.
Lorene married Hope Wheeler on April 6, 1946 and from this union was born Roxie (Larry) Palmer, James Melvin (Darlene) Wheeler, Earnest Anthony (Deborah) Wheeler and Gary (Kaye) Wheeler.
She leaves behind her children; six grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lawrence (Jetty) Mathis of Doniphan, MO.
Lorene was preceded in death by her husband, Hope Wheeler; grandson, Zachary Wheeler; brother, James Mathis; and two sisters, Shelby Bennett, Arvada McKnight,
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, IL. Rev. Ed Lafferty will conduct the service. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Interment will follow at Cave Hill Cemetery in Cave-in-Rock, IL.
Aly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit http://www.alyfh.com.