BELL CITY - Marion Eugene "Gene" Wheeler, 83, died Sept. 26, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Jan. 16, 1919, in Bell City, son of the late Claude and Myra Harvey Wheeler, he was a rural mail carrier for many years and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
On April 3, 1947, at Greenwood, Ind., he married Imogene Patrick who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Nancy Wheeler of Sikeston; one daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Joe Karnes of Sikeston; two granddaughters and their husbands, Suzanne Karnes and David Lambert of Sikeston and Tara Wheeler and William Eddy of Belleville, Ill.; one great-granddaughter, Makenzie Eddy of Belleville; and three brothers, Herbert Wheeler of West Lake Village, Calif., Clifford Wheeler of Cape Girardeau and Ray Wheeler of St. Joseph.
Two brothers, James Wheeler and Russell Wheeler, preceded him in death.
Services were conducted Sunday at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance with the Rev. Linda Zych officiating.
Burial followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Bell City.