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Shirley Wheatley

July 30, 2022

Shirley Sue Wheatley, age 81, of Andover, KS was born in Yellville, Arkansas. She passed away at home and went to be with her heavenly Father on July 30, 2022, in Andover, Ks.

Daughter of the late Salitus Albert Keene and Lillian Viola Timm Keene, she was the third oldest of eleven  children. Shirley’s life was being with her family and in her earlier years she loved her work. She worked early on in nursing and later on in the aircraft industry as an electrical mod tech. She loved gardening and most importantly being with her grand and great grand-children. Shirley knew her Lord and Savior and is living in eternity with Jesus today! She is preceding in death by her parents and five siblings.

She is survived by five siblings, and her daughters Marlenna (Bill) Berger of Wichita Falls, Tx, Melody Gard (Brad) of Blue Springs Mo, and Christina (Jeremy)  Janzen of Newton, Ks, sons Tommy Wheatley (Joanna) of Wichita, Ks., Bradley Wheatley of Andover, Ks., and fourteen grand-children and nineteen great grand-children.

Visitation will be Thursday 5-7 p.m., August 4, 2022 at Petersen Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday August 5, 2022 at Greenwood Cemetery in Oatville Township in Wichita, KS.

Memorial Contributions can be made out to the family and left in care of Petersen Family Funeral Home.

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10 thoughts on “Shirley Wheatley

  1. I love you Mom!
    Never forget our time together.
    You made me laugh so much.
    My life will never be the same without you. Until we see you again, rest in heavenly peace.

  2. Shirley’s impact on other people’s lives has made a beautiful difference in this world. Shirley’s passing is being mourned and yet there’s hope and comfort in knowing she’s with her Lord and Savior. I’m very thankful for the tiny amount of time I interacted with her and how much she poured herself into her great granddaughter Taylor. Shirley’s life was a blessing to so many souls.

  3. With Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your loved one. May your treasured memories ease your sorrow. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength for the difficult days ahead.

  4. Shirley was a wonderful person. She was our neighbor for many years and we became good friends. She will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers
    go out to family. Unfortunately due to Dr’s. Appts. We will not be able to attend svcs. Again our thoughts and prayers are with family.

  5. She was an amazing Aunt! I wish I could have spoken to her and seen her. Love you and Miss you.
    Albert’s Daughter

  6. Shirley was a wonderful sister in law to me n we had a lot of great times while our kids were growing up. Gone but not forgotten. Love you

  7. Shirley was a wonderful person. Crystal spent a lot of time at her house as her and Christina were best of friends.

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