Ruby Sheets Wheeler
Ruby Sheets Wheeler
  • December 5, 1926 - January 30, 2015
  • Staunton, Virginia

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Ruby Sheets Wheeler, 88, a resident of Staunton, passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Kings Daughters Nursing Home, after a brief illness.

She was born on December 5, 1926 in Augusta County and was the daughter of the late Mohler Parkins and Mary Louise Katherine Brown Sheets.

Ruby was a lifelong resident of Augusta County. She graduated from North River High School in 1944 and was a member of Verona United Methodist Church. She was most recently employed at Dollar General in Verona, JCPenney and Evers Family Restaurant.

On June 27, 1949 she married Ralph B. "Chick" Wheeler, Sr., who preceded her in death on January 18, 1984.

She is survived by two daughters, Gail W. May and husband, Ricky, of Mt Sidney, Donna W. Huntley of Verona; a son R. Blair Wheeler, Jr. of Staunton and girlfriend, Kim Chandler of Verona; four grandchildren, Brandy Augustin, Chrystal, Trever and Katie Wheeler; six great grandchildren, Kailey Shover, McKenzie Wheeler, Gianna, Bristol and Myles Fralin, Hayden Augustin; two step-grandchildren, R. L. May, Jr. and Jackie Hite; three step-great-grandchildren, Lily, Madison and Lucy; one brother, Garlin Sheets of Staunton; one sister, Nancy Craun of Mt. Solon; a number of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews; and a special caregiver, Geneva Wimer.

She was also preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.

The family will receive friends 6-8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 am, at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 4, with Rev. David Burch officiating. Burial will be at Augusta Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1160 Pepsi Place #306, Charlottesville, VA 22901, in her memory.

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