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Ellen Rozalya Wherry

October 23, 1952 — June 19, 2023

Indianapolis, Indiana

 

 
Ellen Rozalya (Greer) Wherry, age 70, passed away following an
extended illness on Monday, June 19, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Ellen was born October 23, 1952 in Aledo, Illinois, to the late Nellie
Rose and Ernest Maynard Greer. She graduated from Broadview
Academy in La Fox, Illinois in the class of 1970. She earned an A.A.
degree from Blackhawk in 1972. She also graduated from the
University of Memphis in 1999 with a B.A. in Communications. She
married Greg Tschopp in 1973 and they later divorced. She married
Ken Wherry on August 14, 1977 on the Monmouth College Campus in
Monmouth, Illinois and they enjoyed 45 happy years together
 
Ellen was a life-long member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was last
employed at the Indianapolis Southside Christian Academy as a teacher. Things
she loved: photography, being a Primary Sabbath School teacher, animals,
Shetland ponies, cats, the beach and traveling. She went to Europe twice and to
Canada. She had a penpal in Fairbanks, Alaska who her family took her to meet
in 1963. She played the saxophone and sang at church (she had a beautiful
voice). She loved all of her family and friends dearly; she never forgot anyone
she met, and always put others first. She was proud of attending the same high
school as all of her lifelong family members."
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nellie Rose and Ernest Maynard
Greer, and brother, Warren Charles Greer. She is survived by her loving husband,
Ken Wherry; sister Karen Irene (Greer) Clough and brother-in-law Charlie Clough
of Spring Hill, Kansas; sister-in-law Linda Greer of Tyler, Texas; nieces Jennifer
Greer, Anita “Brandy” Greer, and Jessica Anderson, all of Tyler, Texas; her two
great-nephews, Bridger and Eston Anderson; Aunt Iris Kruger of Ontario,
Canada; Uncle Dick Doake of Round Lake Park, Illinois; and numerous cousins.
 
A graveside service was held Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at 11 a.m. in the Aledo
Cemetery, Aledo, Illinois. She was laid to rest next to her Mom and Dad.
Graveside services may be watched on the Speer Funeral Home Facebook Page.
 
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 15, 2023, at the Southside
Seventh-day Adventist Church at 4801 Shelbyville Road, Indianapolis, Indiana
46237. Dinner in her honor will be at 6 p.m. with the Memorial Service in the
Sanctuary at 7 p.m.
 
Memorial donations can be made to the Indianapolis Southside Christian
Academy at 4801 Shelbyville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46237-1914. Phone:
317-786-7002. Email: admin@indy-isca.org
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