Mrs. Mattie Ruth Rimell Wheat age 90, of Mt.Vernon passed away on Saturday March 12, 2022 at the Rockcastle Health & Rehab. Center in Brodhead. She was born on October 3, 1931 in Rockcastle County was the wife of the late Benjamin Rufus Wheat, and was the daughter of the late Cecil and Francis Northern Rimell. She was a housewife & retired teacher’s aide at the Sand Springs and Blue Springs Schools. She enjoyed flowers, spending time with family & friends, and was a member of the Chestnut Ridge Church of Christ.
Survivors are eight children; Barbara Reppert, Lavania (Dale) McNew, Paul (Debbie) Wheat, James (Gail) Wheat, Marvin Wheat, Bert (Doris) Wheat, Brenda (Mike) White, and Connie (Junior) Bullen. One special daughter-in-law; Jeanette Martin Wheat Messer (Vernon). Two sisters; Anna Mae Wynn, and Judy Carl, 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 step-great great grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews, and Cousins also survive. Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by: one son; Timothy Rufus Wheat, one granddaughter; Amanda Reppert, one grandson; Matthew Wheat, two brothers; J.C. and Billy Rimell, and two nephews; Jack & Randall Himes.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Ruth Rimell Wheat will be conducted at 1 PM Wednesday March 16, 2022 at the Cox Funeral Home with Bro. Ova Baker & Bro. Dale McNew officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Cox Funeral Home where friends may visit from 6 to 9 PM on Tuesday.