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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Delores Susan Midgett Wheeler
Susan M. Wheeler was born December 18, 1953, in Jarvisburg, North Carolina, and departed this life in Foley, Alabama on April 14, 2024. She was united in marriage to Joel Wheeler in August 25, 1973 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
She was survived by her husband of 50 years, Joel Wheeler of Foley, Alabama, one son, Benjamin A. Wheeler and wife, Marilynn of Thayer, Missouri; two daughters Amanda M. Clark and husband, Eric of Brookland, Arkansas, and Rebecca S. Roode and husband Beau of Foley, Alabama; six grandchildren Jordan, Paityn, Kinsey, Savannah, Aubry, and Blakely; two siblings, sister, Pati Doxey of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and brother, Marvin Lee Midgett, III; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin L. Midgett, Jr. and Sylvia Dorla Midgett.
She was a member of the Foley Church of Christ, where her husband is a minister of 27 years. She loved BIG and had a strong belief that every person and thing on this Earth was special because it was made by God and “God don’t make no junk”. Because of the value she saw in others, she set a great example of following and bringing others to Christ. Her motto in life was Philippians 4:13 which states, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” and she quoted it often. Sue was a homemaker, and her husband, children and especially grandchildren were her biggest joy. In her younger years, her days were spent taking care of her family, babysitting, crafting, gardening and was well-known in Missouri for her cake and cookie cake-making, along with her decorating skills. She loved teaching Bible class whether it was for children, teenage girls or women. Later in life she continued servicing others through beautiful card making and phone calls. Her family and friends will miss her greatly.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, from 11:30– 1:00 pm, followed by the funeral services at the Foley church of Christ in Foley, Alabama. Minister, Ben Wright will be officiating the services.

The graveside and burial will be held at 11:00am at Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri, on Monday, April 22, 2024.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Snook Christian Academy in honor of her.

Snook Christian Academy

18930 CR 28

Foley, AL 36535


1 Comment

  1. Dan
    April 22, 2024 @ 9:46 am

    Loved Sue, and she loved her family. We always received sweet cards and notes from her despite her poor health. I can still hear her voice in my memory of her when she first joined the Wheeler family, long ago.

    Love you, Brother… and all of your children and their families.


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