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Betty J. Henry Wheeler

November 26, 1935 — July 7, 2022

El Paso

Betty J. Henry Wheeler, 86, of El Paso, IL passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

She was born on November 26, 1935 in Arcola, IL a daughter of Glenn E. and Mabel I. (Williams) Evans. She married Jack M. Henry on March 9, 1956 in Humboldt, IL. He passed away on February 5, 1993. Later she married Paul E. Wheeler, Jr. on January 8, 2005 in El Paso, IL. He passed away.

Survivors include her son, Keith (Erika) Henry of Orlando, FL; daughter, Lorri Craddock of Eureka; Kyle (Natasha) Henry of Nashville, TN; six brothers, James (Diane) Evans; George Evans of El Paso; Richard (Linda) Evans of El Paso; Ronald (Sue) Evans of Peoria; Roger Evans of El Paso; Kevin (Karen) Evans of El Paso; two sisters, Karen (Roger) Curtiss of Pontiac; Peg (Joe) Trempel; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Christie Jayne.

Betty retired from DuPont in El Paso as a technician.

She was the church organist for 40 years at the United Methodist Church in El Paso. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was an active community volunteer.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Humboldt Cemetery in Humboldt, IL. Pastor Greg Boylan will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 18, 2022 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso is handling the arrangements for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to United Methodist Church in El Paso or El Paso Rescue Squad or American Legion Auxiliary or CommUnity Well. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Monday, July 18, 2022

4:30 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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