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Kenneth Gail Wheeler "Peaches"

July 29, 1950 — July 24, 2021

Kenneth Gail Wheeler "Peaches", age 70, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 5:15 pm Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia. Pastor Charlene Wheeler-Williams will officiate.

Visitation celebrating Kenneth's life will be held at 11:00 am until the time of service Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Waters Funeral Home.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Waters Funeral Home of Vandalia.

The family has requested that "everyone" in Attendance comply with the CDC regulatory standards and carefully respect the safety of others. (Masks are Required for Attendance) at the Services. There will be "NO" luncheon after the service (Covid-19 safety).

Kenneth was born on July 29, 1950 by his grandmother, (midwife) Effie Wilson on Cleveland St. Vandalia, MO (at her home) *very natural in that day!

Survivors include his beloved wife of 35 years ~ (to celebrate 08/28) Edna Wheeler & Son, Ken Yail Wheeler & grandson, KaTavyn, sons: Reginald, Kenny, Jason & Lanney; a host of grandchildren; siblings: Grace (Charles Burgett), Opal (Ronnie) Greene, William Wheeler Sr., Larry (Janie) Wheeler, Alfred (Gale) Wheeler Sr., Linda Darthod, Beverly (Roy) McQuay, Donita (Gus) Lewis, Wendell Wheeler, and Kim (Myron) Davis; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy F. Wheeler and Dad Norman Wheeler; biological father, Henry R. Law; maternal grandparents, Mr. Albert & Effie (Harris) Wilson; paternal grandparents, Mr. William (Bud) & Annie Law.

Kenneth graduated from Van-Far Sr. High School with the Class of 1969. He worked dutifully 43 years laboring for Waters Furniture Store(s) in delivery of furniture in the Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois regions, daily delivery was common in the St. Louis area. Kenneth consistently did the task necessary to do the job respectfully well. "He indeed took pride in his many job(s)." At an early age he was baptized and took the right of fellowship, becoming a lifetime member with Disciples of Christ 2nd Christian Church, Vandalia, MO. He enjoyed being a team member on the Dairy Queen softball team. Kenneth loved sports and was an avid football fan, his favorite team was the "Washington Redskins" truly a devoted supporter with pride for "His Team"!! Kenneth truly enjoyed walking and fellowshipping with his neighbors and friends, "Never" meeting a stranger. He was so liked _ "Loved". He was an absolute "Razor Sharp" stylish fashionable dresser. Dearly he loved his brims, and his greatest "Joy" was family, especially his grandson, "KaTavyn", who simply adored his grandfather.

The joy of his life, truly was Edna, from Shelbina, MO. They married August 28, 1985 to this union was born a son, William Franklin Ken Yail Wheeler. Kenneth's passion was a "well" manicured yard to the detail of neatness, and very nice (as well as, an immaculate vehicle, with shined wheels).

Kenneth was such a caring person, he was the one that spoke and cared for the person that was ignored, or not acknowledged. His heart was extremely big for the uncared or the downtrodden. He has such a heart of transparency and kindness that gave foundation to the character of "Kenneth Gail Wheeler" for which he daily gave to the world.

Honorary Pallbearers are KaTavyn Wheeler, Greg Johnson, Gary Bishop, Mark Udlehaven, Michael Wheeler, Ronald Greene, Skylar Clark and Dakota Clark.

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Kenneth's memorial page at

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Masks are Required for Attendance

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

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