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Shannon Rufe Snow Drive Funeral Chapel

6001 Rufe Snow Drive, Fort Worth, TX

OBITUARY

Mary Wheelock

December 15, 1934December 2, 2019
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Mary Wheelock passed away December 2, 2019 at her home at the age of 84. Memorial service: 11 AM Saturday, December 14th at St. Paul Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the church or favorite charity may be made. She was born in Ada, Oklahoma, the tenth and final child to her parents. Mary married T.W. Wheelock and together they had three sons. Mary and her husband both earned their private pilot's license and enjoyed flying. She became an active member of the 99's, an international organization of women pilots started by Amelia Earhart. Mary and T.W. were also members of TX Private Flyers and served in the Civil Air Patrol. She was very proud of the Steen Skybolt her husband built. She retired from working for the State of Texas in the childcare licensing department. Mary was active and served as an elder at her church St. Paul Presbyterian church. She was an avid O.U. fan. She was preceded in death by her son, Travis Wheelock II, and husband T.W. Wheelock. She is survived by her sons, Michael Wheelock and wife Charlene, and Terry Wheelock; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 14, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Inurnment

Memories

Mary Wheelock

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Linda Kenney

December 13, 2019

I will miss your laughter, smile, personality, your friendship . I will never forget all the times we travel together. The first time you took me to a Casino. She played this game with pigs and I couldn't keep from laughing. She loved her flying and always so proud of her family. May you rest in peace . Love you very much.

Beverly Stephens

December 12, 2019

We were friends for 43 years, through ups and downs, sometimes disagreeing, but continued to love and respect each other. We travelled many miles together, both in the air and on land. What memories! Mary made sure that local airports received appreciation "goodie bags" of homemade cookies, candy, etc. She usually took charge when she thought things got out of hand. She loved to spar with my husband, J. C., recently saying, "Tell the ole boy the hole is in my heart, not my head!"
How she is missed!

Michelle Hessler

December 12, 2019

Her rum cake was my favorite dessert!!

Michelle Hessler

December 11, 2019

One of my favorite memories of Nannie. I love how she loved our foster children as permanent members of the family. ❤️

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