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Ophelia “ Fee” Wheeler
1937 - 2015

Ophelia “ Fee” Wheeler passed away Thursday, Sept. 17.

Memorial services were held Monday, at First Christian Church with Rev. Landon Winstead officiating.

Fee was born Nov. 5, 1937, in Holliday, to Cole and Velma Yancey Tidwell. On March 13, 1957, she married Lawrence Paul Heil Wheeler and they lived an Air Force life until returning to Wichita Falls in 1963. She was an active member and Treasurer of the First Christian Church. She was dedicated to volunteering for numerous organizations such as: Christian Women’s Fellowship, APWU and the Women’s Auxiliary. She received recognitions for her role as a Political Coordinator. As a mother, she volunteered as: PTA, room mother, Girl Scout leader, soccer mom, and a basketball coach.

She was preceded in death iby her father, Cole Tidwell; her mother, Velma Skinner; her step-father, Elmer Skinner; a sister, Barbara Eldridge; and her husband Paul Wheeler.

Survivors include four daughters, Patty Dalton and Gina Smith, both of Weatherford, Cathy Wheeler-Maldonado of Wichita Falls, and Barbara Farmer of Colleyville; her brother, Cole Winston Tidwell of Ardmore, OK.; two sisters, Betty Brady of Iowa Park, and Ginger Mason, of Wichita Falls; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to First Christian Church, Iowa Park.

Tributes may be shared with the family at

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.

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