WHEELER, Rose, 87, of Cadiz died Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Carriage Inn of Cadiz. She was born May 29, 1925 in Hopedale, Ohio, a daughter of the late Charles Nelson and Lillian Doubt Christian.

Mrs. Wheeler was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church in Cadiz where she was a member of the Zella Strother Missionary Society.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Charles F. Wheeler, Jr., four grandchildren and a sister, Katherine Tyler.

She is survived by five sons: Charles Frederick Wheeler, III (Virginia) of Barnesville, Vernon Nelson Wheeler (Diane) and David Michael Wheeler all of Cadiz, Steven Douglas Wheeler (Paula) and Gerald Lee Wheeler (Gloria) all of Columbus; three daughters: Annetta Louise Cansler (Robert) of Westland, Michigan, Lillian Carol Conway of Cleveland, and Terrie Janette Fitzhugh (Paul) of Martins Ferry; 17 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; a sister, Francis West of Columbus, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Jean (Daniel) Bigsby of Smithfield; a brother-in-law, Jack Smith of Columbus; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

Friends may call Tuesday, September 18, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. James A.M.E. Church in Cadiz, with Rev. Charles Simpson officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James A.M.E. Church. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.