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Neva L. (Newlin) Wheeler

June 17, 1925 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 96)



Neva Newlin Wheeler, 96 of Paoli, IN passed away Wednesday, May 25 at IU Health Paoli Hospital where she was admitted the day before.  

Neva was born June 17, 1925, to Walter and Ada (Hall) Newlin in Paoli. She was married to Terry A. Wheeler on June 5, 1943, in Champaign-Urbana, IL.  Neva raised her family and worked in the Orange County Treasurer’s office while Terry and his brother, W. C. Wheeler, owned and operated Wheeler Bros. Texaco.  

Neva was a faithful member of Beech Grove Friends Church and Paoli Baptist Church, where she was well-known for years of playing beautiful piano and organ music.  A devoted homemaker, Neva’s family enjoyed home-cooked meals, impromptu music jams, and laughter. She loved to quilt, sew, and bake, and she generously gave her creations to others. 

Neva was preceded in death by her husband Terry and daughter Anita Bradford.  She is survived by sister Nina Lewis of Paoli, sons, Bill (Sheila) Wheeler of Paoli, IN, John (Gail) Wheeler of Naperville, IL and daughter, Brenda (Jim) McDowell of Old Hickory, TN. Neva and Terry were proud grandparents of Jay McDowell, Dan McDowell, Shannon Cangey, Sarah Wheeler, Rachel Wheeler, Jacqueline Gray, Jennifer Bonar, April Storie, and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at McAdams Mortuary on Wednesday, June 1 at 1:00PM.  Friends may call on Tuesday evening, May 31, 4:00PM to 7:00PM or Wednesday, June 1 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM the service-time. Rev. Phillip Andry will officiate. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery. The family requests that those who wish to express sympathy consider donating in Neva’s name to their favorite charity or to the First Baptist Church of Paoli. For condolences visit


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May 31, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

June 1, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Funeral Service
June 1, 2022

1:00 PM

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