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Rebecca L. Wheatley

d. January 29, 2022

Rebecca L. Wheatley, age 42, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at her residence.

She was born June 2, 1979 in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Robert and Joanne (Downs) Wheatley.

Mourning her passing are her children, Justin (wife Destiny) Smith, Brookelynn Smith, Katelynn Smith, and Jeremy Smith Jr.; mother, Joanne Wheatley; sister, Kathleen Wheatley; brother, Shawn Wheatley; a grandchild, Jasper Smith; several aunts and uncles; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, Robert Wheatley in 2005.

Rebecca graduated from Williamsville High School.

She was a member of the Williamsville Christian Church.

A memorial service for Rebecca will be held at the Williamsville Christian Church at a later date.  Cremation rites will be accorded.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. I am so very sorry.

    Jodi, I can’t imagine having a child pass. My heart breaks for you and the rest of the family.

  2. Dear Jodi and family
    So sorry to hear about Becky’s passing. I can’t imagine the pain you all must be feeling. Too young! I wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers
    Sincerely, Lois

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. Our loss as well. We value the memories of the times we spent with your family as our kids were growing up together. Becky was one of my youth group kids at one time. Again… Good memories! May God bless you with comfort, peace, and strength in the days ahead. Sending hugs from Arkansas. Dan & Pat

  4. Joanne….So very sorry to hear of this. My heart goes out to you.

  5. Jodi and to your family,
    I was sad so to hear of Becky leaving us so soon.
    I couldn’t believe it when Shawn told me.
    I have been praying for you all. All our love.
    The Pickard, Patterson’s.

  6. Jody, Katie & Shawn,
    Very sorry to hear of Becky’s passing.
    My most sincere condolences. I pray your faith will bring you comfort and strength.
    Debbi Lerch

  7. Dear Jodi & Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for God’s peace and comfort.

    The Wilson Family

  8. Jodi,

    I am so sorry for your loss.

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