Longtime resident Kathryn Wheeler passed away on March 28, 2023, at Willis Knighton, in Bossier City, Louisiana. Kathryn was 85 years old.
Memorial service will be held on Friday, April 7, 2023, at Center Christian Church, 1215 Woodlawn Dr., Center, Texas, at 11AM with Bro. Sam Wheeler officiating.
Kathryn was born in the Short Community to Sam Monk and Vilua Owen Monk. She was the fourth of eight children.
After graduation from Center High School, Kathryn married Gilbert Wheeler. They were married over 53 years before his passing in 2009. Together they raised three wonderful children. Kathryn and Gilbert were the owners of Farmers Feed and Supply and Farmers Fertilizer Cooperation. Together they raised cattle, and grew chickens for Holly Farms and Tyson for 50 years.
Kathryn was an energetic and classy lady. She loved the color red, and kept her home decorated for Christmas all year long. She loved her family and friends and never hesitated to help those in need. Kathryn loved the Lord and served him in many capacities throughout her 47-year membership at Center Christian Church. Her smile and laughter will be missed by those that knew her.
Kathryn is survived by:
Pam Hibbard and husband Wallace of Bullard
Kathy Brittain of Center
Don Wheeler and wife Cheri of Center
Sammy Monk and wife Cathy of Center
John Monk and wife Peggy of Center
Mary Monk May of Appleby
Sister in law,
Dixie Monk of Plantersville
Christie Gray and husband Chad of Troup
Craig Hibbard and wife Ashlee of Tyler
Johnathan Brittain and wife Christy of Huntsville
Ashley Henry and husband Sean of Kyle
Brett Wheeler and wife Candace of Center
Ben Wheeler of Center
Luc Allen and wife Samantha of Colorado
Whitnee Lee and husband Ricky of Center
Sydnee Allen of California
Collin and Cheyenne Gray of Murchison
Callie Gray of College Station
Camdyn Gray of College Station
Johnnie Hibbard of Tyler
Henry Hibbard of Tyler
Raeleigh Brittain of Huntsville
Brighton Henry of Kyle
Beckham Wheeler of Center
Scarlett Allen of Colorado
Tristian Lee of Center
Tate Lee of Center
Tanner Lee of Center
Courtlynn Gray of College Station
Baby Gray arriving in August
Her furry sidekicks, Oscar, Tulip, and Tracks
A host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Gilbert; parents, Sam and Vilua Monk; son-in-law, Ray Brittain; grandson, Zane Allen; brothers, James William Monk, Gerald Monk; sisters, Marie Monk Rollins, Martha June Monk; sister-in- law, Juanice Powell and husband James; brother-in-laws, Tom May, and Richard Wheeler and wife Barbara.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Kathryn Wheeler to Center Christian Church, P O Box 169, Center, Texas, 75935.