Doris “Elaine” Wheat, 81, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.

Doris “Elaine” Wheat, 81, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.  
Elaine was born Jan. 7, 1936 in Webb City to Monte L. and Doris E. “Klein” Spry.  She was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of Carthage.
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 Nov. 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, Jerry L. Spry and wife Shirley of Carthage, Thomas L. Spry and wife Robyn of Mt. Zion, Illinois, and David W. Spry and wife Cheryl of Diamond; 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, Feb. 13, 2017 at Ulmer Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at Ulmer Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Avilla Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Hospital Fund.  Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.