Irene E. Wheeler

Irene E. Wheeler
February 23, 1914 – March 30, 2015

Irene Wheeler, 101, of Bryan, passed away on Monday, March 30 under loving care at the Hospice Brazos Valley In-Patient Facility. Irene was born in Blooming Rose, Missouri to William G. and Lillie M. Ruede on February 23, 1914. She was the oldest of three daughters and is survived by a sister Jeanne Johnson; her younger son Michael and his wife Katherine; their children Michelle Denise Sharp & husband Robert; Douglas Alan Wheeler & wife Amber; her older son Ruede and his wife Charlcya; their children, Karen Hall & husband Trey; and Kent Wheeler; seven great-grandchildren and another on-the-way! Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband Wilmer Wheeler of 52 years who passed away in 1986, and a sister Ann Marie Spoeneman who passed away earlier this year.

Irene was a beautiful person and a good friend to many. She was a homemaker and a great mom who loved to cook! She did volunteer work and had numerous hobbies, including reading, gardening, collecting and refinishing furniture, and travel. She loved seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was devoted during her long life to numerous pets including various toy fox terriers, a sheltie, and several cats.

The family gives special thanks to Julie Lim, M.D. and the staff & friends at Broadmoor Place & Waldenbrooke who were like family to her.

Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home. Grave-side services will be held at a later date with burial in Beulah, Missouri next to Wilmer.

Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley.


  1. My condolences to the family of Irene Wheeler. May her long, beautiful life testify that God originally purposed for humans to live everlastingly. And may you find comfort in God’s promises that His purpose has not changed and He will remove all pain, mourning, and death and restore life to those who have passed. Isaiah 55:10,11, Revelation 21;3,4, John 5:28,29

  2. Dear Michael and Katherine,

    Ray and I send our sincere condolences to you at this difficult time in your family.
    Please know that we were sorry to learn that Irene had passed away.

    Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.

    With every kind regard,

    Ray and Jan Sis

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