Roberta Lee Wheeler (nee Bowling)
SIDNEY — Roberta Lee Wheeler (nee Bowling), 80, of Sidney, peacefully passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
Roberta was born in Harlan County, Ky., to William and Edith Bowling on May 12, 1934.
She moved to Chicago in 1950. In 1959, she married Marion Wheeler, the love of her life for 55 years.
She worked at numerous jobs before she and her husband moved to Sidney in 1984, where she retired from Sidney Appliance. Her hobbies included baking, working in her crossword puzzle books and sharing her childhood “Kentucky stories” with her family and friends.
Roberta is survived by her husband, Marion Wheeler of Sidney; children, Carolyn Andel (Raymond) of Oswego, Ill., Edie Houck (Lawrence) of Sidney, David Wheeler (Jessica) of Sidney; grandchildren, Raymond Jr., Christopher, Cameron, Andrew, Leeanna Belle, Zachary and Faith; great-grandchildren, Niko, Jacob, Hazel, Wyatt and soon-to-be-born, Baby Noah; and her best friend, Kathryn Shaw, who she considered a sister.
She is preceded in death by her father, William E. Bowling and her mother, Edith C. Bowling.
Friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at C.H. Landers Funeral Home in Sidney. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at C.H. Landers with the Rev. Benjamin Shaw officiating.
Memorial donations in her name may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association at 140 Highway 33 West, Suite 2, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or www.alz.org, or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY, 13820.
The family extends its gratitude to everyone who has sent prayers and words of condolences and especially to the South Tower, 5th floor nursing staff of Wilson Memorial Hospital.