Iona Lee Edrington Wheatley, 69, of Orange, Texas, passed away on July 8, 2020, in Beaumont, Texas.
A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home.
Born in Sterling, Illinois, on September 26, 1950, she was the daguhter of Robert Edrington and Dorothy (Dungar) Helm. Iona worked as an accountant for many years and owned an accounting firm. She was a hardworking woman who took excellent care of all of her clients. In her free time, Iona enjoyed gardening, spending time at the beach, and collecting sand dollars. She loved her family dearly and her grandchildren were very special to her. Iona’s grandchildren looked forward to receiving the books that she sent them every week. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Edrington and Dorothy Helm; and her siblings.
She is survived by her loving children, James Matthew “Matt” Wheatley and fiancé Kathy Jameson of LaVernia, Texas and Elizabeth Wheatley Hadaway and husband Shane Hadaway of Shelbyville, Texas; her grandchildren, James Garrett Wheatley, Joshua Lewis Hadaway, and Mattie May Hadaway; her cousins, Susan Gaul, Shirley Schrader and Mary Phelps; as well as numerous other family members.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to towards the cost of the services at Claybar Funeral Home, 504 N. 5th Street, Orange, Texas 77630.