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Obituaries

Obituaries

Dorothy Ruth Glenn Wheeler 1917 - 2008 Lawrence

Services for Dorothy Ruth Glenn Wheeler, 91, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka.Mrs. Wheeler died Monday, July 14, 2008, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.She was born April 12, 1917, in Perry, the daughter of William Clyde and Belle Hatch Glenn. She grew up in Topeka and graduated from Topeka High School and Washburn University.Mrs. Wheeler and her husband operated Lawrence Optical Co. from 1958 to 1982. She was an avid quilter and a member of Kaw Valley Quilters. She also taught quilting for the past 20 years.She married Donald Eugene Wheeler on June 3, 1941, in Topeka. He died Sept. 15, 2002. Survivors include a son, Richard M. Wheeler and wife Phyllis, Naperville, Ill.; a daughter, Nancy W. Schmidt and husband Theodore, Pueblo West, Colo.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many special friends, including Leslie Ahlert and Joyce Colton.The family will receive friends at the church following the services.The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.