Louisa Wheeler, 77, daughter of Robert Nelson and Letha Mary Ladd Lee, was born Jan. 13, 1928, at Clear Springs. She died March 17, 2005, at Houston House.She loved music and sang wherever she went. As a child, she would stand on a box at the Christmas program at the Oak Ridge School.She enjoyed quilting, arts and crafts and working in the garden.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Claude Wheeler; three sisters, Mary, Thelma and Betsy; and five brothers, Isaac, Frank, Ervin, Elmer and Henry.Surviving are one son, Gary Dale McKinley of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one daughter, Eudena Ray Larson of Sheffield, Iowa; five brothers, Robert Lee of Vinton, Iowa, the Rev. Harry Lee of Temple, Texas, the Rev. Everett Lee of Independence, Dale Lee of Benton, Kan., and Rocky George Lee of Oklahoma; two sisters, Nellie Richards of Houston and Irene Rainey of Texas.Services were March 21 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Wallace officiating assisted by the Rev. Everett Lee. Burial was March 23 in Crowder Cemetery at Downing. “

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