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WHEAT, Georgia 1915-1985


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/28/2019 at 11:50:24

Georgia Wheat Rites Held

Georgia L. Wheat, 69, passed away Tuesday evening, May 28th, at the Eldora Community Hospital.

Funeral services for Mrs. Wheat were held Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at the Ivester Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Raymon Eller officiating.

Mrs. Donald Butler, Mrs. Lyle Neher and Mrs. Gary Button were vocalists. Mrs. Dohn Kruschwitz was organist.

Pallbearers were William Trampe, Steven Pence, Levi Pence, Alex Pence, Robert Kruse and Stephen Mugge. Mrs. Calvin Johnson, Mrs. Raymond Sherfield and Mrs. Karen Crandall served as flower ladies. Interment was in the Sheller cemetery.

Georgia was born October 12, 1915, near Eldorado, IL, to George and Nora Mae Smith Pence. The family came to Iowa in 1926 or 1927 and lived north of Whitten. She was married to Lyle Hickman in April 1937, and three children were born to this union, Norman, Larry and Lillian. On April 8, 1956, she was married to Wilbur Wheat at the Little Brown Church at Nashua, IA. Two children were born to this union, Mark and Dean.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Lawrence, and one grandson, Ted Allan Wheat.

Survivors include her husband, Wilbur, of Eldora; four sons, Norman Hickman of Grundy Center, Larry Hickman of Waterloo, Mark Wheat of Davenport, Dean Wheat of Rochester, MN; one daughter, Mrs. Dirk (Lillian) Wheat of Waterloo; two stepchildren, Dirk Wheat of Waterloo and Betty Lou Jacobs of Grand Junction, CO, 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Harvey Pence of Eldora, Howard Pence of Conrad and Melvin Pence, Sr. of Newton.

She was a member of the Ivester Church of the Brethren and the Christian Woman's Club.

Andrle & Creps Funeral Home of Eldora was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 June 1985, pg 3


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