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Doris "Elaine" Wheat, 81, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017.
Elaine was born January 7, 1936, in Webb City, Mo., to Monte L. and Doris E. "Klein" Spry. She was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of Carthage, Mo.
Elaine was a member of the First Christian Church and she loved sewing, cooking, and crafts. She spent her life lovingly caring for her family.
Elaine was united in marriage to Kenneth W. Wheat on November 12, 1955, in Carthage; he survives.
Elaine is survived by one son, Keith Wheat and wife, Lisa, of Carthage; two daughters, Kathy Bowers and husband, Darrell, and Karen Wheat, both of Carthage. She is also survived by one sister, Mary Jane Talley and husband, Bill, of Carthage; four brothers, Monte E. Spry and wife, Barbara, of Jasper, Mo., Jerry L. Spry and wife, Shirley, of Carthage, Thomas L. Spry and wife, Robyn, of Mt. Zion, Ill., and David W. Spry and wife, Cheryl of Diamond, Mo.; five grandchildren, Jared Bowers, Megan Phillips, Skylie Wheat, Sawyer Bacon, and Elisabeth Stone, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, February 13, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, February 13, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial will be at Avilla Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Hospital Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Published on February 12, 2017
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