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Jean Ellen Wheeler

February 7, 1940April 12, 2021
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Jean Ellen Wheeler, 81, of Columbus passed away Monday, April 12, 2021, at St Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Jean was born February 7, 1940 in Scott County, Kentucky, the daughter of Wilmer and Corinne Wiley Boots. She married Randall B. Wheeler July 13, 1974 at First Baptist Church in Columbus; he preceded her in death February 7, 2021. She worked in the office of Cummins Engine Company 39 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Columbus where she taught Sunday school, Sang in the Choir, Worship Chairperson, a member of Church Council and Bible Study Fellowship many years. She was also very active in Emmaus. She was a member of American Business Women and chosen to be Woman of the Year, member of National Honor Society and was a very devoted loving Mother of a special needs child. She is survived by her daughter, Corinna Elizabeth “Corie” Wheeler of Columbus; Step children, Penny (David) Breugemann, Kelly (Mike) Rocchio and Michael (Wendy) Wheeler; sister, Jacqueline (Larry) Speaker of Columbus. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents; Husband; Brother, George Boots; Sister Gloriana Richards. Funeral service will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Dan Cash and Rev. Jon Carlstrom officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Myers~ Reed Chapel on 25th Street and from 10:00 a.m. Friday to service time at the Church. Private inurnment will be at a later date in Garland Brook Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-reed.com. Social distancing must be followed and masks are required at the funeral home and the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Foundation or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street in assisting the Wheeler family.

  • FAMILY

  • Corinna Elizabeth "Corie" Wheeler, Daughter
  • Penny (David) Breugemann, Step-daughter
  • Kelly (Mike) Rocchio, Step-daughter
  • Michael (Wendy) Wheeler, Step-Son
  • Jacqueline (Larry) Speaker, Sister
  • Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • First Baptist Foundation
  • Our Hospice of South Central Indiana

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Additional Visitation

    Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 16, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Inurnment

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Diane Beeker

April 15, 2021

Corie and family,
So stunned that Randy and Jeannie both are gone! They were wonderful neighbors and friends. Such good memories! Always looked forward to Euchre at their house because Jeannie was an excellent cook and hostess. Both will be missed!

You’re in my prayers!
Diane Beeker

Shirley Phares

April 14, 2021

Sorry to hear of the passing of Jeannie. She was a very nice lady and I remember her from working at Cummins, Inc. Prayers for her family during this difficult time.

Shirley Phares

Larry Havicus

April 14, 2021

There are so many memories to share I find it impossible at this time to recall any of them. Jeannie I just want you to know how much you will be missed. I have Loved you more than you knew. May you rest in peace. With Love Larry Porter.

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