February 28, 1939 – September 19, 2021
Loretta (Lora) Jean Wheeler (nee Campbell) returned home to the Lord on Sunday, 19 September 2021, at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Indiana following a brief illness.
Lora was born February 28, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio as the oldest of two children to Harold W. and Virginia M. Campbell. Lora completed high school at Connersville High and later satisfied the requirements to become a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) at Lamar State College in Port Arthur, Texas. A voracious reader, she passed on a love of books to her children and grandchildren. Her enthusiasm and wide-ranging interests led her to explore several careers throughout her life including Nurse, Comprehensive Employment & Training Act (CETA) program administrator, and restauranter. Following retirement, Lora continued to serve her community through volunteer work with the Salvation Army and the local library.Lora loved spending her time with family, doting especially on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of the Connersville Baptist Temple Church where she enjoyed attending Sunday School and services with her church family.
Preceding her in death, besides her parents, are her husband, Raymond Wheeler, a younger brother, Dennis Campbell, and a grandsons Wil Dean Mann and Terry James Morrow.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Michael (Karen) Precht, Daniel (Valerie) Precht, Gina (Richie) Pflug, and Andrew (Heather) Morrow, fourteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and her close friend Paul Snyder as well as many friends throughout the community.
Following Lora’s wishes, a private visitation for family was held at Showalter Blackwell Funeral Home. Friends are invited to attend a graveside memorial service at Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana at a date to be announced.
At the family’s request please direct memorial contributions in Lora’s name to a charity of your choice or the local Salvation Army.”
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
September 28, 2021
I have a photo of Loretta, Dennis and I when they lived with grandpa and grandma Campbell. If any of you want it let me know. I called her a few weeks ago to check on her because she hadn't been in church. She told me she had been in the hospital because she had COVID. So sorry she passed away. We spent a lot of time talking after church. She had changed after she accepted Christ as her Savior. She was so much happier. She will be missed by many.
September 28, 2021
For the last 50 years the first person I probably called with a joy or a need was LORA. I live away from Connersville now but I still called LORA to share life. I will miss her immeasurably.
September 27, 2021
Lora was always cheerful. I will miss her laugh. She will be missed when we play cards and at other get-togethers,.