Wanda Rae Wheeler Clevenger passed peacefully at her home on March 7, 2023.
Mrs. Clevenger was born on October 15, 1932 in her beloved hometown of Louisa, KY to Russell Wheeler and Blanche Mae Hardin Wheeler. A graduate of Louisa High School, Wanda excelled in both academics and extra curricular activities such as varsity cheerleading and was crowned LHS Basketball Queen. After graduation Wanda enrolled at Marshall College where she continued her studies in Art and Design.
Wanda married her high school sweetheart, Warren Kenneth Clevenger. Proceeding the nuptials the newlyweds moved to Riverside, California where Mr. Clevenger served in the United States Air Force at March Air Force Base. While stationed in California, Warren and Wanda welcomed their first son, Mark Wheeler Clevenger. During this time the Clevengers resided in both Texas and Wyoming while Warren completed his duty to his country. Wanda continued to pursue her love of design while developing life long friendships as they travelled throughout the United States. Finally returning to Louisa, the family welcomed their second son, Eric Brooke Clevenger.
Her career accolades include establishing and guiding Wheeler-Clevenger Oil Company to achieve the distinction of Sunoco’s oldest distributor. Outside of the business, Wanda devoted her time doing exactly what she loved; serving the Lord through her church and donating her time to local charities and organizations such as Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She also found happiness through shopping and traveling throughout the world, curating her artistic touch within her home and other local architectural landmarks.
Many will remember Wanda’s remarkable personality and her ability to awe everyone around her. Always one to embrace friendships throughout every moment of her life, her impression was left wherever she went. In her recent years, Wanda’s calendar was filled with special visitors and precious friends.
Wanda’s vibrant life will live on through her family; her two sons, Mark (Donna) and Eric, and three grandchildren, Caroline, Victoria, and Matthew; who know her best as Fifi.
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church in Louisa, Kentucky at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2023 with services following at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Young Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Mrs. Clevenger and her family.
Oh what a beautiful woman. you and your beautiful friendship and our wonderful memories together I will always cherish. God sure has received one beautiful angel.. RIP… I love you Wanda ..
I always looked up to and admired Wanda Rae. Her style and personality were captivating. It was a pleasure and a blessing to have known her.
I had the pleasure of working with the Wheeler Clevenger family. Wanda Rae, Warren, Mark, and Eric always treated me as part of the family. Wanda was such a beautiful and gracious lady and welcomed me into their home so many enjoyable times. Please accept our condolences at this time. Harold Gene and Doris Johns
Wanda lived a couple of houses from my mother, Irene B. Patton. She was very kind to Mother and when Wanda made a trip to Huntington, she always asked my Mother to go and if not, was there anything she could bring back to her. I shall be forever grateful for her kindness.
She was a great lady going to miss her