ELLIS - Betty Jane Wheeler, age 94, died on Oct. 19, 2020 at the Catholic Care Center in Bel Aire, KS. She was born Aug. 9, 1926 in Ellis to Daniel and Wilma (Hamburg) Schumacher. On Nov. 5, 1946 she married C.O. “Chuck” Wheeler in Ellis. He preceded her in death October 31, 2006.
Betty was a retired Bookkeeper from Ellis State Bank. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Ellis, KS. Betty enjoyed all kinds of crafts; needlepoint, Christmas ornaments, knitted sweaters, afghans, and dish cloths. She enjoyed cooking holiday meals and flower gardening roses and peonies.
She is survived by her children: Cindy Tull (Don), Garden City, KS, Rhonda Ramsey (Duke), Katy, Texas, and Rory Wheeler (Joann), Wichita, KS; six grandchildren, Matt Tull, Ryan Tull, Nicole Cherry, Darren Ramsey, Travis Wheeler and Tara Wheeler; nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Dan Schumacher and a sister, Marilyn Deutscher
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Oct. 23, 2020 at Christ Lutheran Church in Ellis, KS. Livestream of services available on the Christ Lutheran Church Facebook page https://bit.ly/33WRCYE. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Ellis. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Christ Lutheran Church in Ellis or Good Shepherd Hospice in Wichita. Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Services in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67637
Posted online on October 22, 2020