Sue Ann (Lipp) Wheeler

June 30, 2024

Sue Ann (Lipp) Wheeler, 90, a longtime Centerville, Ind. resident, died June 30, 2024 at University Place, West Lafayette, Ind.  She was born June 13, 1934 in Frankfort to the late Thomas S. & Helen L. (Curtis) Lipp.  She married Dale E. Wheeler on July 20, 1952 in Frankfort at the First Methodist Church and he preceded her in death on September 27, 1989.

Sue was a 1952 graduate of Frankfort High School.  She had lived in Centerville since 1969.  Together with her husband Dale, they opened Wheelers Antiques in Centerville in 1970, located on Historic US Highway 40.  Sue took delight working alongside her son Scott, until May of this year, when she became ill.  Sue had lived in Manhattan, Kansas, and Lafayette, Louisiana, while Dale was in the Military, before returning to Indiana.  She was of the Methodist faith.  Sue was a member of the Main Street Merchants Association in Centerville and won the Lion’s Club Outstanding Community Citizen Award in 2009.

Visitation and Services

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 5th at Green Lawn Memorial Park, State Road 39 South, Frankfort. Shan Sheridan will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Centerville Abington Senior Center, 111 S. 2nd St., Centerville, IN 47330.

Survived by:

Sons: Scott Wheeler of Centerville and Jeff Wheeler of Centerville, Sister: Linda Firestone of West Lafayette, Nieces: Melissa Hodson-Ostler (Husband Gary) of Frankfort, Jayne Bush (Husband Mike) of Elgin, IL and Sally Wheeler Bivians of Albuquerque, NM, and 2 Great-Nephews: Levi & Alejandro Ostler of Frankfort.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “Sue Ann (Lipp) Wheeler”

  1. Cheryl Pritchett July 1, 2024 at 8:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Sue was a very nice lady. May the Lord bless the family during this difficult time.

  2. Cheryl Haydel July 1, 2024 at 8:33 pm

    We are so sorry about the loss of your mother, Sue and also the loss of our wonderful neighbor. When we moved here 6 years ago Sue was so helpful and kind to both of us. Being her next door neighbor was such a pleasure and we enjoyed visiting with her and sharing time together. Sue always had answers to our inquiries: where were the best Christmas lights, fireworks on 4th of July and great places to eat. We will both miss her terribly. How lucky to have had such a wonderful mother. Cheryl and Ric

  3. Sean Bush July 5, 2024 at 11:45 am

    We are sad to hear of Sue’s passing. Our hearts go out to the rest of the family during this time of mourning.

    – with love Sean, Shawna, and Ella

  4. Jamie Burton July 6, 2024 at 11:55 am

    Sue was a gentle soul with a keen intelligence, resourcefulness and a quiet inner strength. She was a caring friend and neighbor and we will greatly miss her. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to her family and all those who have known and cherished her. Centerville will not be the same without you, Sue. Love, Jamie and David Burton

    • Melissa Hodson-Ostler July 8, 2024 at 3:38 pm

      That is beautiful and such cherished words for a loved one that we will all miss dearly. My heart skips a beat every time I am near this place that meant so much to her. Thank-you for sharing. ~ The Wheeler & Lipp Family

  5. Ruth Frazer July 11, 2024 at 6:36 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mrs. Wheeler’s passing. She was a sweet lady. I enjoyed coming into the shop and her knowledge and advice on antiques. Deepest sympathy to her sons and family.

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