Christian 03

Anna Lee (Wheeler) Witte

February 11, 1930 ~ February 8, 2020 (age 89)


Anna Lee Wheeler Witte, of Palestine, was called home to her eternal residence in Heaven, on Saturday, the 8th day of February, 2020.  She passed away three days before her 90th birthday at Legacy of Town Creek at the age of 89.  Mrs. Witte was born on the 11th day of February, 1930, in Benton County, Missouri, to Noble Wheeler and Mary Jenkins Wheeler.

Mrs. Witte was a spiritual leader in the home and centered her life around family.  It was a source of unimaginable joy to see her children reach adulthood and to live to see her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a longtime member of Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston, Texas and more recently First Baptist Church in Palestine, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank J. Witte, Jr.; son, Jack Witte; one sister and five brothers.

Mrs. Witte is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Fletcher and husband Ralph of Reno, Nevada; daughter-in-law, Joyce Witte Foster and husband Kerry Foster of Shreveport, Louisiana; sons, Jim Witte and wife Charlotte of Somerville, Texas,  Dr. Tom Witte and wife Angela of Palestine, Texas; brother, Paul Wheeler and wife Marian of Appleton City, Missouri; eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Witte is to be conducted at half past two o’clock in the afternoon, on Saturday, the 15th day of February, 2020, in the Rhone Memorial Chapel with Bro. Ken Rawson officiating.  Interment will follow in Neches Cemetery.

Friends are cordially invited to visit with the family and share memories of Mrs. Witte one hour prior to the start of service at Rhone Funeral Home.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Brian Witte, Daniel Witte, Ben Fletcher, Dr. Scott Witte, Jeffrey Witte and Ben James.  

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Mrs. Witte’s memory can be directed towards Shriners Hospitals for Children, or First Baptist Church, 5700 N. Loop 256, Palestine, Texas 75801.

Funeral services for Anna Lee Wheeler Witte are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.  

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February 15, 2020

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Rhone Memorial Chapel
3900 S. State Highway 19
Palestine, TX 75801

Funeral Service
February 15, 2020

2:30 PM
Rhone Memorial Chapel
3900 S. State Highway 19
Palestine, TX 75801

Interment following funeral service
February 15, 2020

Neches Cemetery
FM 321
Neches, TX 75779


Shriners Hospitals for Children

First Baptist Church of Palestine
5700 N. Loop 256, Palestine TX 75801

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