Margaret "Maggie" L. Wheeler

January 21, 1979 ~ March 30, 2018 (age 39)

Margaret "Maggie" L. Wheeler, 39, of Bluford, Illinois, passed away at 3:27 A.M. March 30, 2018 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born January 21, 1979 in , Illinois to Gary Thomas & Karalee (Johnston) Houle. She married Greg Wheeler April 19, 1997 in Mount Vernon, Illinois and they were blessed with almost 21 years together.

Maggie is survived by her paternal grandparents, Doris and James Newbury of Bluford, Illinois; mother, Karalee Houle of Bluford, Illinois; husband, Greg Wheeler of Mount Vernon, Illinois; daughter, Samantha Leneave and husband, Brandon of Bluford, Illinois; sisters, Daphne Jordan and husband, John of Bluford, Illinois and Jennifer Oliver and husband, Robert of Bluford, Illinois; nieces, Karlee Skelton, Molly Houle, and Alyssa Skelton; great niece and nephew, Mia Nancarrow and Kash Houle; several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and great aunt, Norma Jean Lane.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Evan and Judy Johnston; father; and several cousins, Amy Rumsey, Derek Houle, Journey Houle, and Nathaniel Sneddon.

Maggie was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church and worked for Once upon a Lifetime Photography as a salesperson. She graduated Mount Vernon Christian School in 1997 and enjoyed spending time with her daughter and family. She was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 2, 2018 at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Gary Davenport officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Kirk Cemetery in Ina, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Houle family to help Maggie's daughter in furthering her education. Please make checks payable to Daphne Jordan.

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