Lura 'Tommie Lou' Wheeler

Born: Mon., Jun. 24, 1946
Died: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Service

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 “Waving the white flag for” Lura ‘Tommie Lou’ Wheeler, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018 at her residence.

  She was born June 24, 1946 in Franklin, IN to Alfred and Alice Jean (Durbin) Ames.

  Tommie Lou is survived by her son, Chuck Wheeler, daughter, Tanya Wheeler, son, Anthony (Tiffany) Veath; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Ames; foster children, Nova (Sally) Holland, Melissa Smith, Mary Hummel, and Violet Williams.

  She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 sisters.

  She was a bill collector and ball room dance teacher.

  Tommie Lou enjoyed singing, writing poetry, crocheting and spending time with family and friends.

  Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

  Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

  Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Wheeler family.

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Sharon Froella
   Posted Thu August 23, 2018
Tanya and Chuck, My prayers are with you all at this time. Your mom Tommy is at peace knowing that you will all be OK. Tommy raised you both to be strong, caring and independent. This will be one of you hardest times in life, you will get through it. they say time heals all pain, it does not. It gives you the strength to remember the great times and learn to adjust. please just know that your mom is with you all always watching over you giving you strength and love.
Prayers for all.
Love an old friend and babysiter
Sharon Froella

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