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BRO. ELMER EUGENE "GENE" WHEET

ELMER EUGENE "GENE" WHEET, 78, of Fountain Run, KY, died Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.

He was born in Barren County the son of the late James Elmer "Dick' Wheet and Alma Faye Eaton Wheet. Gene was a farmer and a former corporate airplane pilot for Brandeis Machinery in Louisville. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of Robinson Lodge #226 F&AM in Louisville for 49 years. Locally he was a member of the Glasgow Rotary Club for many years.

He is survived by five sisters, Patricia Houchens, of Bowling Green, KY, Beatrice Berry, of Louisville, Effie DeFevers of Kileen, TX, Juanita Richardson, of Taylorsville, KY and Barbara Janes, of Edinburg, IN; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jane Shaw Wheet; and two brothers, Joseph Lawton Wheet and Gordon Thomas Wheet.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday April 21, 2009 at the A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with cremation to follow. Burial of his cremated remains will be in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday at the A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.

A Masonic service will be conducted by Allen Lodge #24 in Glasgow on Sunday night at the funeral home.

Published in The Courier-Journal on 4/19/2009