Rhonda Lee Wheeler-Jaynes

September 2, 1961December 6, 2018

Rhonda Lee Wheeler-Jaynes, 57, of Kingsley, MI died on December 6, 2018 at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, MI. Rhonda was born on September 2, 1961 in Fort Knox, KY to J.B. and Sally Wheeler (Simerson). She was raised in Lake City, MI where she also graduated from High School in 1980. She worked at United Technologies (later Lear Corporation) in Traverse City for over 20 years. In her free time Rhonda loved to quilt, listened to different kinds of music, and enjoyed the outdoors and camping. She also was a big Detroit Tigers fan and she would never say no to a cup of coffee and a blueberry muffin. Rhonda is survived by her father; J.B. Wheeler, her daughter; Jessica Chase, her son; Eric Oswalt, and grandchildren Christopher Chase & Zander Mangnuson. Also surviving are her sisters ; Robin (Del) Lemcool, Renee Smith, Roxanne (Will) Roose, Sheri (Terry) Grames and Tina Matthews, many nieces and nephews and her significant other Stanley Olson. Rhonda is preceded in death by her mother; Sally Wheeler, husband; Dwayne Jaynes in 2012 A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the Covell Funeral Home, 200 N. Brownson Ave., Kingsley at 2:00 p.m.. Friends may gather at the funeral home beginning at noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are appreciated to the family.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 16, 2018
  • Memorial Service Sunday, December 16, 2018

Rhonda Lee Wheeler-Jaynes

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Marilyn Barber

December 12, 2018

Rhonda you were always such fun to work with and bowl with too. Whenever I would run into you after the shop closed we always had a big hug for each other and you’d call me Marlee!! Such a great person and I’m so sorry God called you home way too soon. No more pain for you my friend. ❤️

Derinna Dine

December 12, 2018

Rhonda, I am so shocked at your passing. We saw each other in passing of late, but it was as if no time had passed each time we spoke and a hug was always there before and after each visit. I remember all the great times we had when we roomed together. I remember the car you were so proud of, and of course you usually drove being the oldest of us three roomies. I will miss the quick visits and your smile. Always positive and talking fondly of your children when we were able to visit. Love you.

Stacey Lee Jaynes-Cronk

December 11, 2018

I still can't believe you're gone Rhonda! I still think back to the time when you and Duayne came to visit and kept it a secret so y'all could surprise my girl's. I still laugh when I think of the time Duayne had you over for Thanksgiving. I talked to him a couple day's later and asked how it went. He said guess pretty good, she still hasn't left. I remember the first time I talked to you on the phone. I said you may be marrying him, but I come first! Then the last couple times we talked you seemed happy again to have a significant other and talking about your Children, Grandchildren and other family. RIP young lady!

Mary and Fred Binder

December 11, 2018

I remember all the good times when we went camping with Rhonda and her family and family parties. She had a good heart. She will be missed.