Mark Wheelis

Thursday, June 5, 2003

EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Mark Steven Wheelis, 19, of Onalaska, Texas, died Monday, June 2, 2003, in a drowning accident in Onalaska.

He was born Sept. 19, 1983, in Charleston, Mo., son of William Glen and Betty Ann Wheelis Jr. He was formerly of East Prairie and Chaffee, Mo.

Wheelis attended East Prairie High School. He was employed in construction in Onalaska. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Chaffee.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Bolden of Charleston; his father of Onalaska; two brothers, Jonathan Wheelis of Charleston, Spencer Wheelis of Onalaska; two sisters, Jennifer Wheelis of Charleston, Cassandra Wheelis of Onalaska; maternal grandmother, Shirley Barger of East Prairie; and paternal grandparents, William and Ruth Wheelis Sr. of Onalaska.

Friends may call at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie after 6 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rob Kespelher will officiate. Burial will be in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.