Marguerite M. (Maloney) Wheeler

July 2, 1932 ~ December 20, 2020 (age 88)


Marguerite M. Wheeler, 88, of Ottawa passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Ottawa Pavilion. 

Due to COVID restrictions, private family services will be held. She will be buried at Calvary Cemetery. Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements. 

Marge was born July 8, 1932 in Chicago to Harris and Regina (Ragan) Maloney. She married Robert Wheeler on August 25, 1962 at St. Bernard Church in Chicago. They were married for 50 years before his passing on July 19, 2013. Marge worked for the Ottawa Elementary School District as a school bus driver and she especially loved the youngest children on her routes. She loved to sing and was a member of the local chapter of the Sweet Adelines International.

Marge’s Catholic faith was important to her and she was active in the choir and the eucharistic ministry at St. Francis Church in Ottawa for many years. She was also involved in the Ottawa Chapter of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks Lodge, and the Moose.

She is survived by two children, Tom Wheeler and Carol Javens; and her grandson, Gregory White. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; and her sister, Regina Brady. 

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