Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY ~ ROBERT RAY WHEELER
Robert Ray WHEELER, son of Orrin and Ruby (GRINDSTAFF) WHEELER, passed away June 20, 2006 at his home in Grass Valley,
California. Bobby was born December 30, 1935 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Growing up in Mount Ayr, he graduated from the Mount
Ayr high school with the class of 1954. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. On January 5,
1957 he married Cynthia Anne WHEELOCK in Las Vegas, Nevada. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, they moved back to
Mount Ayr from Norwalk, California.
Bobby and Cindy had two daughters, Sheryl and Rae Ann. Then on September 5, 1966, he married
Emily Marlene PERALTA.
Survivors include his wife, Emily; two daughters, Sheryl WHEELER HARPER AMONI of Pensacola, Florida and
Rae Ann WHEELER HARPER RANDOLPH (Rick) of Brandon, Mississippi; six grandchildren, Jennifer HARRISON TAYLOR (Robert),
Ryan HARRISON, Caroline AMONI, Megan RANDOLPH, Miriam RANDOLPH and Jonathan RANDOLPH; two great-grandchildren, Alisa
and Brandon TAYLOR; two nephews, Steven and Richard BOND; two aunts, Lula STUCK of Mount Ayr, Iowa and Maxine McQUEEN of
Des Moines, Iowa; several cousins, including Virignia CAMPUZANO, Sherry HEBENSPERGER, Beatrice SCOGGIE and Barbara
Preceding him in death were his parents, sister, Sondra Sue BOND; grandparents, Etta GRINDSTAFF, Jake GRINDSTAFF,
Mamie WHEELER and Ed WHEELER.
At his request there was no memorial service and his remains were cremated.
Submission by Ann Wyer, July of 2012
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