- April 23, 1965 - December 27, 2012
- Indianapolis, Indiana
of Lisa's Passing
- Memorial Contributions may be made to the Dylan and Garrett Gootee Memorial Trust Fund in care of Chase Bank.
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The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all those having supported us during this time of loss as well as the support given Lisa the past many months. Please enhance this tribute to Lisa by adding your memories and photos.
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“My beautiful sister, taken away from this earthly life way too soon. I miss you and think of you every day. I know you are finally at peace in...Read More »
1 of 41 | Posted by: Donna Copeland - Indianapolis, IN
“Lisa, so many lives and hearts have been touched , blessed with just knowing you and feeling your love and strength. You have done with your life...Read More »
2 of 41 | Posted by: Teresa Stogsdill Miller - Indpls, IN
“I lived next door to Lisa and her family for several years when we were younger ~ those were some wild & crazy times ! Many great memories ~ her and...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: Mindy Moisant New - Indianapolis, IN
“Lisa, I was blessed to have known you and to see the strenght you carried within the beautiful smile that you always had and to say how absolutely...Read More »
4 of 41 | Posted by: Judi Thomas - mooresville, IN
It breaks my heart to even have to be writing this. You were such a good person and you always found a way to make me laugh, even when I...Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: Wendy Rigsby France - Avon, IN
“I LOVE YOU LISA and i will miss you so much YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY MIND AND HEART FRIENDS TO THE END ALWAYS AND 4 EVER RIP MY FRIEND
...Read More »
6 of 41 | Posted by: penny lowe - indpls, IN
“May peace be with you.
7 of 41 | Posted by: Kimberly Emery
I pray for your family and dear friends for the world lost a beautiful person. I pray for your sons that they will cherish you as their mom...Read More »
8 of 41 | Posted by: Sue Baxter - Knightstown, IN
“Lisa, I light this candle in your loving and beautiful memory. You showed strength and courage along with a beautiful attitude in your fight against...Read More »
9 of 41 | Posted by: Sue Baxter - Knightstown, IN
“Even though I did not know Lisa for a long time. It didn't take long for me to realize she was one of the most strongest people I have ever met. May...Read More »
10 of 41 | Posted by: Adam Roberts - Bloomfield, IN
“Lisa, thank you for the memories and for being such a wonderful mother to both Dylan and Garrett. You will always be missed and will live on in our...Read More »
11 of 41 | Posted by: Gina Gootee Tuttle - Greenwood, IN
She favors you so much. I knoiw part of you went with her. My love and prayers are with you. You know I would have been there if I could. I...Read More »
12 of 41 | Posted by: Ruth Niblack - Indianapolis, IN
“Sending Prayers to Family! Love You All!! And God has a plan for Lisa!!
13 of 41 | Posted by: Pamela Williams - Plainfield, IN
“As I have seen my child,
Round-eyed and innocent,
Leaving her treasured playthings piled
Where new adventure overtook,
Climb up a little staired...Read More »
14 of 41 | Posted by: Lela M. Anderson - Indianapolis, IN
“God looked around His garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and...Read More »
15 of 41 | Posted by: Lisa Smith (Jones) - Monrovia, IN
“The Light of God surrounds us;
The Love of God enfolds us;
The Power of God protects us;
The Presence od God watches over us;
Wherever We are...Read More »
16 of 41 | Posted by: Randy Schultz - Speedway, IN
Through out our lives, people will come and some will go.
They may only stay for what seems like a minute.
But in that minute, they have...Read More »
17 of 41 | Posted by: Tony Kays - Indianapolis, IN
Your beautiful smile will be missed but,never forgotten.
I called you Pretty Lady! That's because you we're and will be in my memory's for...Read More »
18 of 41 | Posted by: Theresa May - Cypress, TX
“Lisa, You are a lot like your Aunt, kinda crazy and silly and loved to laugh! Laughter got you through so much like it has me!You are so unique and...Read More »
19 of 41 | Posted by: Shelia Carpenter - Russellville, TN
I love you and will miss you always. I know you are watching over us and that you are finally no longer in pain.
I will think of you...Read More »
20 of 41 | Posted by: Stephanie Proffitt - Indianapolis, IN
“Rest peacful now beautiful lady. Your pain has been released and you are in the loving arms of our Father. I feel so blessed to have meet you, and...Read More »
21 of 41 | Posted by: Rhonda Stogsdill - Avon, IN
“Lisa I'm really glad I had the chance to meet you. You were a great person. Forever in my heart.
22 of 41 | Posted by: Lorrie Lang
“U my precious beautiful friend. I am lucky to be able to say that you were a huge part of my life more than once. We were so young when we first...Read More »
23 of 41 | Posted by: Patty Timbrook - ndianapolios, IN
“Lisa this Shannon talking to you. I love and are gonna miss you so much you were my friend, my sister and at times like my mom Im so struggling with...Read More »
24 of 41 | Posted by: Shannon Smith - indianapolis, IN
“1 year ago tonight you and I sat on my sofa for hours just talking about anything and everything. We laughed and we cried. We talked about the Cancer...Read More »
25 of 41 | Posted by: Tony Kays - Indianapolis, IN
“May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside...Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: Eddie Beagles
“Lisa was such a strong wonderful woman. Im thankful to have known Lisa most of my life. She was a fun, out going, caring lady! I am thankful to have...Read More »
27 of 41 | Posted by: Brittany Roberts - Bloomfield, IN
“I recall when Lisa & I was in school, she was staying the night at my house. We stayed out pass the time I was to be in.(doors locked) So me with a...Read More »
28 of 41 | Posted by: Mary Sue (Woodock) Harland
“Lisa loved to sing Spiders and Snakes by Jim Stafford all the time when we were in the sixth grade and she even sang it in her hospital room at IU....Read More »
29 of 41 | Posted by: Mary Sue (Woodock) Harland - KY
“I will always remember your beautiful way and your eyes that glistened with love and life..Even though we were not close you made time for me when i...Read More »
30 of 41 | Posted by: Beth Moore - indianapolis, IN
“I don't know Lisa but that smile made me smile, so sorry to the loved ones missing her tonight. God bless you all!
31 of 41 | Posted by: Gretchen Yeager - Nob, IN - None
“I know it is true but I don't want to believe it, I cry a few tears before I lay my head down to sleep, hoping when I awake I will see ur smile that...Read More »
32 of 41 | Posted by: Danny C. - Indpls, IN - Friend
“My heart and prayers go out to all that knew you.
You were always so happy, fun loving,
and never a bad word about no one.
You taught a lot of...Read More »
33 of 41 | Posted by: Karen Rich - Greenwood, IN
“Her eyes were softly sleeping when they wrapped her in their wings.They took her to our father relieved from painful things.He wrapped his arms...Read More »
34 of 41 | Posted by: Diana Timbrook Cuevas - Southport, IN
“Just thinking of you, brings a smile to my face.
The way I feel about you, can never be replaced.
The special way you touched my life
means oh...Read More »
35 of 41 | Posted by: Tony Kays - Indianapolis, IN
“Lisa was a great friend and will always be in my heart. She and I had sooo many great times together. I will miss her smile, her thoughtfulness, her...Read More »
36 of 41 | Posted by: Julie Draper - Bloomfield, IN
“You were so brave Lisa.You never lost your fight.You touched so many.I hope now that you are in peace with our Lord,that you'll be able to see and...Read More »
37 of 41 | Posted by: Diana Timbrook Cuevas - IN
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of...Read More »
38 of 41 | Posted by: Tom Wheeler - Indianapolis, IN
“Glad you have no more pain and was glad to be your friend!
39 of 41 | Posted by: Shirley & Pete Willoughby - IN
“Rest in peace my beloved sister. You are in pain no more. The streets are paved with gold where you are now. How great it must be to meet the creator...Read More »
40 of 41 | Posted by: Denny Anderson - Indianapolis, IN
“The loss of a loved one is a very difficult thing to bear. Please be assured our Heavenly Father knows and understands the pain you feel. He promises...Read More »
41 of 41 | Posted by: Danisha - Indianapolis, IN
Lisa Fay Wheeler
April 23, 1965 – December 27, 2012
Lisa Fay Wheeler, 47, of Indianapolis passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012. She was born on April 23, 1965 in Lancaster, KY. A beloved mother, sister, daughter, and friend; her warm heart and soul and her sweet smile will forever be etched in our hearts and memories.
Lisa is survived by two sons: Dylan Thomas Gootee (age 16) and Garrett Joseph Gootee (age 14); Mother: Lela M. Anderson; Father: William D. Wheeler; Step-Father: Denzel L. Anderson; Brothers and Sister: Donna K. Wheeler Copeland, John D. Wheeler, William T. Wheeler, and Denny L. Anderson.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at 10 AM with the Memorial Service following at 1 PM at Flanner and Buchanan – Decatur. The Committal Service will follow at 3pm at Forest Lawn & Memory Gardens.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Dylan & Garrett Gootee Memorial Trust at any Chase Bank
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-Your friends at Flanner and Buchanan