On January 7, 2023, LaVerne Wheeler Jessup went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is now reunited with the love of her life, Duane Jessup, her husband of 71 years at the time of his death in January 2016.
LaVerne was born January 17, 1927, in Wichita, Kansas. The eldest of eight children born to Henry Harrison Wheeler and Gertrude Whittecar Wheeler. She graduated in 1944 from North High School and married Duane in August 1944 on his 18th birthday.
LaVerne was preceded in death by her husband Duane; son, Michael; four brothers: Kenneth, Bill, LeRoy, and Ronnie; her sister Bessie; and five great grandchildren: Emma Burrows, Andrew Jessup, Ashley Jessup, Saiya Miller, and Micah Nola.
She is survived by two siblings: Richard (Peggy) Wheeler, and Nancy Smith; two sisters in law: Mary Wheeler Tessmer, and Colene Wheeler Boring; her three sons: Rodney (Pam), Timothy (Sherry), and David (Renita); and her two daughters: Romi Lies Slaughter (Randy), and Kelley Barker (Randy). She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren (plus 2 more arriving soon), and 6 great great grandchildren.
Friday, January 13, 2023
6:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)