SIKESTON -- Bertha Mae Wheeler, 72, died Feb. 23, 2007, at her home.
Born July 21, 1934, in LeGrande, Ark., she lived in Missouri for over 38 years and was a member of Salcedo Baptist Church.
On Nov. 23, 1950, she married Mose Wheeler, who preceded her in death on July 13, 1967.
Survivors include: six sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert Jackson-Wheeler and Lewis Jackson-Wheeler of Haywood City, Jessie and Debra Wheeler and Eric Wheeler of Sikeston, Mose and Catina Wheeler of Vanduser and Earnest Wheeler of Columbus, Ohio; nine daughters and five sons-in-law, Juanita and James McClinton and Darlene and Curtis Avance of Haywood City, Sally Williams of St. Louis, Betty and David Hughes of Fisk, Shirley and Bill Wheeler-Burton of Rockville, Md., Christella Wheeler and Ineda Wheeler of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Rachel and Dale Banks and Jerlene Wheeler of Sikeston; three brothers, Eddie Watson of Haywood City and Nathaniel and Jessie Watson of St. Louis; one sister, Betty Sue Dorsey of St. Anne, Ill.; and 47 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. Friday until service time at noon at Freewill Baptist Church in Sikeston with the Rev. Alex Sims, pastor of New Morning Star Baptist Church in Haywood City, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Sikeston.
Williams Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.