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Barbara "Barb" Kay Wheeler

August 29, 1947 ~ January 6, 2020 (age 72)


Barbara Kay Wheeler age 72, of Fairfield, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020, at her home.

A Visitation to celebrate Barb’s life will be 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2020, at Behner Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the family and mailed to Clarissa Denny, 908 North 9th Street, Fairfield, Iowa 52556.  She has been cremated and burial will be at a later date.

Barb was born August 29, 1947, in Kirksville, Missouri to William Brice and Ruby Fern (Ingersoll) Walker.  She married Huey Lee Wheeler September 28, 1969 at Middletown Presbyterian Church and later divorced.

Barb has lived in the Fairfield are for the last 11 years.  Prior to that, she lived in Brighton and Middletown.  She was a beautician, nanny and customer service rep for Casey’s.  Some of Barb’s inside interests were crocheting, knitting, reading, watching John Wayne movies and working on family genealogy.  If anybody every needed a ride she would always volunteer to take them.

She will be missed by her children, James Wheeler, Brian Wheeler, Clarissa (Eric) Denny and Christopher (Emily) Wheeler all of Fairfield; 4 grandchildren, Sonya Ellis, Edwin Denny, Anthony Wheeler and David Wheeler; and two siblings, Bonnie Criswell of Piketon, OH and William Walker of Brighton.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ruby; and 3 grandsons, William and Harley Wheeler and Brandon Denny.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Barbara "Barb" Kay Wheeler, please visit our floral store.


January 13, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
203 South Main
Fairfield, IA 52556

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