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Florine Wheeler

July 6, 1930 — August 25, 2023

Florine Wheeler

Florine “Mickey” (Plumb) Wheeler passed away on August 25, 2023.

A long-time resident of Cheshire, Mickey was born to Frank and Annie Plumb on July 6, 1930, in Waterbury and grew up in Prospect. After graduating from Wilby High School, she attended Post Junior College. In 1950, she married Ernest Wheeler, her husband of 52 years, and moved to Cheshire.

Mickey lived a full life and was active in the Ladies Aid Society of the First Congregational Church in Cheshire, the Prospect Grange, the Prospect Cemetery Association, the Prospect Historical Society, the Order of Eastern Star, and the Lady Fenwick Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. She especially enjoyed her “pool group” and swam regularly at the Cheshire Community Pool. Mickey was known for her beautiful quilting, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery, and frequently donated her handiwork to charitable organizations.

Her parents Frank and Ann Plumb, her husband Ernest Wheeler, and her siblings Sylvia O’Dell and Frank Plumb, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Joyce Schreitmueller of Plano, TX, Donna Crnkovich (William) of Lewes. Delaware, Thomas Wheeler (Dr. David Rubino) of Bethany, Carol Leonard (Robert) of Cheshire, and daughter of her heart Clarines Rincon (Dr. Hassan Khalili) of St. John’s, NFLD, Canada. She also is survived by her grandchildren Kristen Reeves (Spencer) of Plano, TX, Matthew Crnkovich (Dr. Maria Carolina Witkowski) of Falls Church, VA, Daniel Crnkovich (Dr. Jessica Vasquez) of, Astoria, NY, Andrew Leonard of Cheshire, Dr. Sammy Khalili (Lindsay) of South Barrington, IL, Donnamarie Jenkins (Alastair) of St. John’s NFLD, Canada, and her great-grandchildren Maya, John, Sarah, Nicolas, Lucas, and Sofia, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family thanks Felistus Mogocha for her care and companionship over the past two years.

A celebration of Mickey’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on September 15, 2023, at the First Congregational Church in Cheshire. A private burial will be at the family’s convenience. Memorial gifts may be made to the First Congregational Church, 111 Church Dr., Cheshire, CT 06410.

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Celebration of Life

Friday, September 15, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Congregational Church of Cheshire

111 Church Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410

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