Phoebe Karen Wetzel

1941 – 2019

Phoebe Karen Wetzel, 77, died April 5, 2019 in Edmond, OK. She was born September 30, 1941 in Oklahoma City, OK to Frank and Mildrid (Akin) Streetman.  Phoebe graduated in the class of 1959 from Seminole High School. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University Of Oklahoma in 1963.  She also earned a Master’s Degree from OU and the Pennsylvania State University.

Phoebe worked as a high school guidance counselor in Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. She retired in 2001.  She loved playing golf and tennis; and she was an avid reader, crossword puzzle worker, and bridge player.  She also enjoyed volunteer work.  She remained a lifelong friend to many from each place she invested.

Phoebe married Jim Wetzel in 1966 in Pensacola, Florida. She is survived by her husband, and son Michael.  She was predeceased by a son, and her older sister Marlon Henry.  She is also survived by her siblings; Susan (Claude) Jordan of Shawnee, OK; and Mark (Pam) Streetman of Norman, Oklahoma.  She enjoyed spending time with her many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Matthews Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 10th at 10:00 a.m. with a reception following.


  1. Phoebe was a Wonderful Woman- smart as a whip; fun; talented; and kind. I don’t remember ever saying anything bad about anyone and that says a lot!
    She will be sorely missed!

  2. Sorry to hear Phoebe had passed away. She will be missed. Sending prayers to the family.
    Joyce (Earles) Sullinger.
    Class of 59

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