Remembering Jo Ann McElduff Wheelis

 Funeral Services for Jo Ann McElduff Wheelis will be held Friday, December 16, 2022, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel of Ruston, at 1:00 P.M., officiated by her nephew, Bro. Karl Norris.  Visitation will be at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel from 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Interment will be at Cartwright Cemetery in Cartwright, LA.

Jo Ann was born on August 17, 1941, in Eros, LA to James A. and Myrtle Kelley McElduff.  She passed from this life on December 13, 2022, in Jonesboro, LA.  Mrs. Wheelis was a Healthcare Coder at Green Clinic of Ruston, LA., and a member of Longstraw Baptist Church.  She is preceded in death by her parents, James A. and Myrtle Kelley McElduff, of Cartwright, LA.; her son, Kelley Glen Neaville; and her sister, Margie McElduff.

She is survived by her husband William Dale Wheelis; children, Philip Neaville and wife Marilyn, Bruce Neaville and wife Jennifer, Rhonda Hendrix and husband Curt, Bill Wheelis and wife Patti, Waylon Wheelis and wife Kim; siblings, Barbara Norris, Lina Mae Eschberger, Gloria Leachman, Billy McElduff, Patricia Clingfost; 3 grandchildren: Erroll, Grace, and Lacy Neaville; 14 step grandchildren; and 15 step great grandchildren.  

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Staff of Allegiance Hospice, with a special thanks to her nurse, Kim Robinson, Amy Hernandez, and Ottis for their loving care during Jo Ann’s final days.  Also, the nurses and staff at Forrest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provided exceptional attention to Jo Ann’s needs.

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