Margaret "Peg" Wheeler

June 6, 1927 ~ August 13, 2018 (age 91)

Margaret (Peg) Ann Wheeler, 91, of Inverness, Florida, earned her Angel wings and was welcomed into the gates of Heaven at Hospice of Citrus County, on Monday, August 13th, 2018. Her family was by her side.

Peg Wheeler was born June 6, 1927 in Highland Park, Michigan, the eldest daughter of Joseph Cornelius O’Reilly and Margaret Evelyn Glaza. On May 29, 1948, Peg married John (Jack) Madison Wheeler at Duns Scotus, Southfield, Michigan.  They were married for 67 years.  She is survived by their children; Mary Margaret Wheeler, Inverness, FL, Karen Ann Wheeler Jorda, Weston, FL, Dennis Madison (Penny) Wheeler, Seminole, FL, Brian Joseph (Maurine) Wheeler, Odessa, FL, Dean John (Barbara) Wheeler, Inverness, FL, Kristi Kay (Jeff) DePaul, Land O’ Lakes, FL; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and, a sister, Mary Lou Persha, Northville, MI. Peg was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jack, and two sisters, Patricia Frances Casciani, and Jane Thompson.

Peg was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, and the Inverness Garden Club. Her children and those who knew Peg will forever remember her as a gentle, selfless, deeply faithful, devoted, loving mother, whose Irish humor and grace beautifully touched those around her.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 27th, 2018 at Heinz Funeral Home, 2507 Hwy 44, Inverness, Florida 34453, Phone: (352) 341-1288. Following the service, internment of her ashes will take place at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513. Prior to the 11:00 a.m. service, the family will greet friends from 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Heinz Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Citrus Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, Inverness, the staff at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, and especially to Hospice of Citrus County, for their support and compassionate care.

Peg would always tell her children and grandchildren that if she couldn't finish her rosary at night before falling asleep, "the angels would finish it for her."

Well, Mom, you and the other angels are saying it together now.


May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

---an old Irish Blessing, author unknown

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