Mary A. Wheeler Overbey passed away peacefully July 7, 2019, at Sharon Care Center in Centralia. She was born March 5, 1927, to Elbert and Alverne Elam in Morris, Illi., the first of 10 children.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Alverne Elam; sisters, Rita Wright and Myrtle Ruth Rudow; brothers, David and Richard Elam; and husbands.
She is survived by her children, MaryJo (Tom) Christensen of Chehalis, Jean Skiles (Kenny Anderson) of Kelso, Jim Wheeler of Winlock, Marcia (Pierry) Johnson of Castle Rock and Jill Wheeler of Tacoma; sisters, Ardith McKibbon of Albion, Ill., Lois (John) Synder of Morris, Ill., and Barbara Crandall (Gary Hammond) of Vader; brothers, Robert (June) Elam of Morris, Ill., and Paul (Kathy) Elam of Longview; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Mt. View Baptist Church in Centralia, with pastor Josh Holland officiating.