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M. Joy Wheeler - June 27, 2013

Joy Wheeler was born Oct. 23, 1935 in Oakland, Neb. to Sherman and Buelah (Jennwien) Anderson. Joy grew up and attended school in Ogallala, Neb., graduating from Ogallala High School in 1953.
On June 1, 1956 Joy married Roy R. Wheeler in Ogallala and the couple settled in Sutherland, Neb. They later moved to Washington State where Joy worked as a transcriptionist for the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, retiring in 1994. After retirement Roy and Joy moved to Imperial, Neb. and Joy was employed as a bookkeeper at the Eagles.
Joy was a member of the United Methodist Church of Imperial and the Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed crafting, painting and socializing.
Joy passed away at her home in Imperial on Sunday, June 16, 2013. She was 77 years of age.
Joy was preceded in death by her parents, brother Dean, niece Shelley Anderson and nephew Doug Anderson.
Survivors include husband Roy of Imperial; daughters, Tanya Wheeler and Dave of Soap Lake, Wash., and Wendy Wheeler and Antonette of Imperial; four grandchildren, Danielle, Joey, Taylor and Jim; sisters-in-law, Charlene Anderson of Roma, Calif., Velta Larson of Glendale, Ariz., Bertha Hagan of North Platte, Neb., Coleta Corey and husband Nick of Silverdale, Wash., Vada Keesler and husband Harold of Dowagiac, Mich., Wilma Sorge and husband Bill of Holdrege, Neb.; brother-in-law, Larry Wheeler and wife Norma of Oxford, Mich.
Memorial services were held June 24, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Imperial with Pastor Valera Heydenberk officiating.
A private family inurnment will occur at a later date.
A memorial has been established in Joy’s memory to the United Methodist Church of Imperial.
Online condolences can be left at
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.