Esta C. Wheatley, 79, of rural Wabash, Indiana, died 1:44 pm, Friday, April 2, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born on June 17, 1941, in Bedford, Indiana, to Ralph and Margaret (Colburn) Pannell.
Esta married William Oliver “Bill” Wheatley on April 18, 1962, he died on June 6, 2011. She was a 1960 graduate of Frankfort High School. Esta was the owner of Hoosier Point Restaurant for 21 years, Shoes for You in downtown Wabash, and was also Chief Deputy and Matron at the Wabash County Jail for three years. She was a member of Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church, Wabash and Laketon American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling, reading, watching nature, and especially had a passion for her Lord.