Betty Jane Wheeler

Betty Jane Wheeler, 94, formerly of Ellis, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at the Catholic Care Center, Bel Aire.

She was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Ellis to Daniel and Wilma (Hamburg) Schumacher.

She married C.O. “Chuck” Wheeler on Nov. 5, 1946, in Ellis. He preceded her in death Oct. 31, 2006. She was a retired bookkeeper from Ellis State Bank and Keller Furniture.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Ellis.

She enjoyed all kinds of crafts, needlepoint, Christmas ornaments, knitted sweaters, afghans, dish cloths, cooking holiday meals and flower gardening roses and peonies.

Survivors include a son, Rory Wheeler and wife, Joann, Wichita; two daughters, Cindy Tull and husband, Don, Garden City and Rhonda Ramsey and husband, Duke, Katy, Texas; 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.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 23, 2020, at Christ Lutheran Church, Ellis; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis. Livestream of services available on the Christ Lutheran Church Facebook page   Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service Oct. 23, 2020, at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Christ Lutheran Church, Ellis or Good Shepherd Hospice, Wichita.

Condolences may be left by guest book at or by email at

Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis, KS 67637, is in charge of arrangements.

Posted online on October 22, 2020