Wheeler, Nellie H.

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Nellie H. Wheeler, 90, of Blacksburg, Va., and Little River, S.C., passed away on Monday, January 12, 2009. Born on June 29, 1918, in Springwood, Va., she was the daughter of the late James D. and Mary Haymaker. Mrs. Wheeler was retired from VA Tech, Blacksburg, Va. Nell’s memory will be cherished forever by her children, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and all who knew and loved her. Mrs. Wheeler, formerly of Blacksburg, Va., and Charlotte, N.C., is survived by her son, Tom Wheeler, of Dublin, Va.; two daughters, Rita Kruger (Richard), of Little River, S.C., Linda Vandenberg (Charles), of Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, Barker Haymaker, of Roanoke, Va.; five grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. Nell is predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Gene Wheeler; three sisters; and three brothers. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2009, at Lee Funeral Home. Funeral services will be private with the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/ North Myrtle Beach, S.C., is serving the family.