Arlene Dorothy Wheelock, 97, of Brentwood Assisted Living Facility in Lecanto, formerly of Galt, IL, died Thursday, March 10, 2011. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with interment at a later date in Tampico, Illinois, Memorial Cemetery.
Arlene was born on April 12, 1913, in Kewanee, IL. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Effie
Eshelman. She was united in marriage on March 11, 1933, in Tampico to the late Keith Wheelock. She was a Galt, IL, postmistress and bookkeeper for Sterling Memorial Hospital in Sterling, IL. Arlene came to Citrus County from Thonotasassa, FL, in her retirement years. She was a lifelong member of United Methodist Church.
Arlene is survived by her three children, Donna Seamon, Peoria, IL, Gary Wheelock, Tarpon Springs, FL, and the Rev. Nancy Johnson, Hernando, FL; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; 4 sisters; and 1 brother. She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 brothers and one grandson.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle from March 11 to March 16, 2011