Pauline V. Wheeler, age 78, of Belle passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.
Pauline was born August 29, 1941, in Hadley, Mo, a daughter to the late Cecil and Annie (Crider) Creek.
Pauline was a lifelong area resident, attended the Bland school system, and was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church.
On August 31, 1957 she was united in marriage to Donald Wheeler in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Donald preceded her in death on April 19, 1999.
Pauline loved cooking and did it as a job for many years. She owned and operated Pauline’s Country Kitchen in Belle, was a dietician at the senior center in Owensville, and cooked at the Oak Creek Lodge for 10 years where she was known as Ms. Pauline.
In addition to cooking, Pauline enjoyed music, fishing, birdwatching, shopping, going on short vacations, and watching The Big Bang Theory and the news. She loved to entertain at her home where plenty of food was always available. Most of all, Pauline loved spending time with her family. She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.
Pauline is survived by: one son, Donald Wheeler, Jr. and his special friend, Amanda Cochran of Bland; four daughters, Dianna Wheeler of Belle, Darlene Wheeler of Bland, Delina Vollmer of Bland, and Debbie Jones and her husband Dave of Union; two sisters, Geri Thompson of Deland, Fl. and Billie Crossman of Washington; one brother, William “Butch” Creek and his wife Mary of Gorin, Mo; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephew, extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Pauline was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Bryan Burris, 2 sisters, Erma Gardner, Maxine Smith, and 2 brothers, Paul Creek and Sam Creek.
Private funeral arrangements have been arranged and burial will be in the Bland Union Christian Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Bland Union Christian Cemetery.