OBITUARY

Rose Marie Rodgers Wheeler

August 29, 1930November 16, 2020
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Rose Marie Rodgers Wheeler, 90, of Lynchburg passed away Monday, November 16, 2020, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of her late 1st husband, James Rhodeheaver Gallaher and late William Andrew Wheeler. Born August 29, 1930, in Williamson, WV, she was the daughter of the late Martell Oliver Rodgers and the late Bessie Owen Rodgers.

Rose was a retired online supervisor for CB Fleet, where she served for 30 years. She will be remembered as an avid animal lover – (Cat Lady). For 42 years, Rose was a “mother hen” and caregiver to her friends and neighbors in the Gates Street neighborhood.

In addition to her first and second husbands and parents, Rose was preceded in death by her daughter Betty Lou Woody.

Rose is survived by four siblings, Mildred O. Cregger of South Carolina, Buddy Rodgers of Buchanan, Hilda O. Clark of Front Royal and Maxine Hadley of Bozrah, CT; son-in-law, Wayne F. Woody, Sr. of Charleston, SC; seven grandchildren, Ryan Wheeler, Sandra Stange, John Woody, Wayne F. Woody, Jr., Melissa Rodriguez, Anita Woody and Nathanael Woody; three great grandchildren; four special and dear friends, Gladys Martin, Judy Falls, Pat Fortune, Brenda Nuckles and Barbara Powell; and other loving family members and friends.

Graveside services will be private.

There will be an open time to pay respects from 9a.m.-5p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lynchburg Humane Society, PETA or the SPCA.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com.

Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.

  • FAMILY

  • Martell Oliver Rodgers, Father (deceased)
  • Bessie Owen Rodgers, Mother (deceased)
  • William Andrew Wheeler, 2nd Husband (deceased)
  • Betty Lou Woody, Daughter (deceased)
  • Mildred O. Cregger, Sister
  • Buddy Rodgers, Brother
  • Hilda O. Clark, Sister
  • Maxine Hadley, Sister
  • Wayne F. Woody, Sr., Son-in-law
  • Ryan Wheeler, Grandson
  • Sandra Stange, Granddaughter
  • John Woody, Grandson
  • Wayne F. Woody, Jr., Grandson
  • Melissa Rodriguez, Granddaughter
  • Anita Woody, Granddaughter
  • Nathanael Woody, Grandson
  • Gladys Martin, Friend
  • Judy Falls, Friend
  • Pat Fortune, Friend
  • Brenda Nuckles, Friend
  • Rose is also survived by three great grandchildren; and other loving family members and friends.

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  • Lynchburg Humane Society
  • PETA
  • SPCA
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Gladys Martin

November 19, 2020

My Closest and Best Friend has gone to be with the Lord. I wish I could tell you now, how much our friendship over the pass 50 yrs has meant to me. I will Miss You My Friend Rose Marie. I remember, years ago when you told me everything you wanted to wear for your funeral and as I Viewed You Today, Rose, You looked STUNNING.
Love You,
Gladys and Glen

Melissa Cash

November 18, 2020

Rose's warmth and kindness will be missed by all who knew her. Rose took a genuine interest in those around her and wanted to help her neighbors and friends, even those that has passed on. She had the sweetest soul and I know she is celebrating with Bill and her Betty Lou. There is a wonderous block party in heaven with all the Gates Street crew. Thank you, Rose for being a light in Beth's life. She will miss you until she hugs you again.....

The Martin/Cash family

Bonnie Drumheller

November 18, 2020

Rose, There will be a large hole that can't be filled at our Thanksgiving table this year! Christmas Eve will be very different also. You will always live in our hearts and memories, You were truly loved by everyone that knew you. God has a special angel now. Love and sympathy to all your family and everyone whose life was fortunate to be touched by you.
All our love sweet sweet lady,
The Drumhellers



Donna Whitlock

November 17, 2020

Rose was a wonderful friend of my Mother, Hilda Worley and me. She was a loyal friend to my Mother making sure she was safe and secure, giving above and beyond, checking on Mom, making sure her needs and safety were met, and kept me informed also. Rose was so special. There are not words enough to explain her generosity and friendship. It was a joy and honor to know her. She will be deeply missed by many.

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Rose Marie Rodgers Wheeler, 90, of Lynchburg passed away Monday, November 16, 2020, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of her late 1st husband, James Rhodeheaver Gallaher and late William Andrew Wheeler. Born August 29, 1930, in Williamson, WV, she was the daughter of the late Martell Oliver Rodgers and the late Bessie Owen Rodgers.

Rose was a retired online supervisor for CB Fleet, where she served for 30 years. She will be remembered as an avid animal lover – (Cat Lady). For 42 years, Rose was a “mother hen” and caregiver to her friends and neighbors in the Gates Street neighborhood.

In addition to her first and second husbands and parents, Rose was preceded in death by her daughter Betty Lou Woody.

Rose is survived by four siblings, Mildred O. Cregger of South Carolina, Buddy Rodgers of Buchanan, Hilda O. Clark of Front Royal and Maxine Hadley of Bozrah, CT; son-in-law, Wayne F. Woody, Sr. of Charleston, SC; seven grandchildren, Ryan Wheeler, Sandra Stange, John Woody, Wayne F. Woody, Jr., Melissa Rodriguez, Anita Woody and Nathanael Woody; three great grandchildren; four special and dear friends, Gladys Martin, Judy Falls, Pat Fortune, Brenda Nuckles and Barbara Powell; and other loving family members and friends.

Graveside services will be private.

There will be an open time to pay respects from 9a.m.-5p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lynchburg Humane Society, PETA or the SPCA.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com.

Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.

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