Wheeler, Jean

Doris Jean Wheeler, 84, of Paducah, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.

Jean was born in Dallas, Texas on August 24, 1933 to Floyd and Gertrude Cox Herrin. Jean was an avid reader and was always learning. She took flying lessons, learned to play golf, took flute lessons, learned to paint and was accomplished at needlework. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University. Jean was the owner and operator of GlenArgo Realty for many years.

She and Kenneth relocated to Paducah in the early 80s from Pascagoula, Mississippi where they had resided for 25 years. She was a loving and supporting mother and wife. She had a keen sense of social justice and was very active in many community organizations. In 1972, Jean was awarded Anola Club’s Woman of the Year in recognition of her many community activities in Mississippi. During her life in Paducah, she was active in the Woman’s Club and served on the boards of McCracken County Library and Yeiser Art Center. Jean was a Duchess of Paducah.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Kenneth A. Wheeler; daughters, Leslie Ann Wheeler (JoAnn Miller) of Jacksonville, FL and Laura Allison Wheeler (Gordon Kingsley) of Marietta, GA; and two granddaughters, Sarah Kingsley of Atlanta, GA and Abigail Kingsley of Marietta, GA.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial visitation for Jean will be held Saturday, February 17, 2017 from 11-2pm at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Paducah School of Art and Design, C/O PJC, Inc. P.O. Box 7380, Paducah, KY 42001.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Eckstein Hospice for their professional and compassionate care and the devoted team from Caring People.


Published 12:00 AM, Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018
Updated 12:05 PM, Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018

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