Funeral services for Tamela Louise Wheeler, 42, West Plains, Mo., were Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Ms. Wheeler passed away at 7:28 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. 

She was born March 7, 1976, at Mountain View, Mo., to Lloyd Wheeler and Jessie Lorene (Strong) Wheeler Hitzfield.

Ms. Wheeler had worked at Hardees; she enjoyed flea marketing and spending time with her nieces and nephews.  She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her brother, Alan Dudgeon and wife, Tami, West Plains, Mo.; her sister, Debbie Walker and husband, Bobby, Dora, Mo.; five nieces and nephews, Christy Hicks, Tasha Phegley and husband, Anthony, Dalton Woodley and wife, Shakara, Lane Dudgeon and Tate Dudgeon and fiancée, Daegan Sympson; and her aunts, Irma Jones and husband, Gaylon, Kansas City, Mo., and Melba Rothermich and husband, Tom, Willow Springs, Mo.

Her parents and several aunts and uncles preceded her in death.

Burial was in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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