West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

 Ella Sheeler
Ella Sheeler

Ella May Sheeler was born the daughter of Lawrence Vest and Marie (Bettis) Vest on December 31, 1946, in Alton, Missouri, and departed this life March 10, 2015, in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 68 years.

She was united in marriage on February 14, 1969, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Larry Sheeler.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Sheeler of the home in Alton, Missouri; one son, Scott Allen Sheeler and wife, Carolyn of Hancock, Iowa; one daughter, Sherri Ann Hutsler and husband, Kelby of Alton, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Ada and Samantha Hutsler of Kansas City, Kansas, Lillian, Jaymes, Kelby, Jr., Isabella, Jacob, and Elijah Hutsler, all of Alton, Missouri, and Jacob Norstorm of Omaha, Nebraska; two brothers, Hubert Vest of Peace Valley, Missouri, and Michael Vest and wife, Alley of West Plains, Missouri; four sisters, Allie Caldwell and husband, Darrell of Koshkonong, Missouri, Gerri Ford and husband, Bill of West Plains, Missouri, Gail Stanley of Richardson, Texas, and Kay Barton and husband, Jesse of Alton, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, James Vest; and an infant brother, Jesse Vest.

Ella was a graduate of the Koshkonong High School in 1966. She continued on to earn a degree as a librarian.

Ella retired from the Campbell Soup Corporation in Omaha, Nebraska, after thirty-three years of service.  She was actively involved in Avon sales for more than twenty years and was inducted into the prestigious Avon President’s Club.

She enjoyed beautiful flowers, garage sales, camping, and hosting family barbecues.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Alton, Missouri, and will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She will truly be missed by all.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Alton, Missouri.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Friday evening, March 13th, from 6:00 until 9:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery near Alton, Missouri, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Kristy Allen
    March 11, 2015 @ 4:35 pm

    Sherri, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.


  2. Sherri Hutsler
    March 13, 2015 @ 9:11 am

    Mom I love you so much. Thank you for your constant unconditional love. You always worked yourself to the grindstone to make sure that the four of us had the things we needed or wanted. I miss you and thank you for being the best laundry lady ever.


  3. Jinks and Pat Wynn
    March 13, 2015 @ 3:06 pm

    We are going to miss Ella so much at church! She and Larry have been our pew partners and we enjoyed visiting with them so much. It was such a blessing to witness Ella coming before the church and telling us of accepting the Lord and following through with baptism! We grieve with you and pray for God’s comfort in the coming days.


  4. Elsa Huddleston & Family
    March 13, 2015 @ 5:21 pm

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


  5. Martha Kohl-Fuhs
    March 24, 2015 @ 10:45 am

    Oh my, I am in total shock, so sad to hear of the passing of my dear friend, Ella. May she rest in peace.


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