Sonja Sue Wheat

Sonja Sue Wheat, a resident of Willow Springs, passed away at Phelps Health Medical Group in Rolla, Missouri on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. She was born October 4, 1942, in Willow Springs, Missouri to James and Zella (Cooper) Collins and was 80 years old.
Sonja attended Flat Rock School until it was absorbed into the Willow Springs School. After graduating she worked at Rawlings and Conway-Winters Shoe factory. Later she became a cook for the school cafeteria in Willow Springs. She attended the Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church until it closed. On May 6, 1962, she married Joe Wheat in Pomona, Missouri. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading (especially romance novels), and spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.
Sonja was preceded in death by her parents, James and Zella Collins.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Wheat; her children, Fred and Martha Wheat; David and Michelle Wheat; her brother, Sophus and Cindy Collins; her sister, Derene and Jim Kissee; her grandchildren: Trina and Matt Morgan, Gina and Randy Freeman, Joseph and Jared Adams, Jamie and Clinton Jones, Tyler and Kayla Wheat, and Rhea and Dwayne Cook. Further surviving are her brother and sister in laws; and thirteen great grandchildren.
No Services are planned for Sonja at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home, LLC. Online condolences may be left at
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