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Ray Edward Wheaton

Ray Edward “Baby Cake” Wheaton, age 58 of Howard, KS, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at his home.

Ray was born September 8, 1964 in Sedan, KS to Eddie and Marion (Long) Wheaton. He graduated from Sedan High School in the class of 1983. He was employed at Arbuckle Trash Service and a former employee of Beller Family Farms for 20+ years.

On April 30, 2022, Ray married Diana Worden in Howard, KS. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially the grandkids. It didn’t matter if they were shooting guns, going to a demolition derby, or what the occasion was, he just wanted to be with them. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting for deer sheds, and going to auctions. He was a collector of all types of things, and would always find something to buy at an auction which he attended pretty much every week.

Ray is survived by his wife, Diana

Son, Robert (Kaittlin) Ford

Daughters: Elisha Crupper and Shelly (Darren) Underwood

Grandchildren: Logan, CJ, and Olivia Patten; Allee (Jonathan) Clark, Darren II and Kaden Underwood; Kennedy and Hayley Ford.

Great-Grandchildren: Ryker and Kyler Clark

Father, Eddie Ray Wheaton

Brother, Preston “Pete” Wheaton

Sisters: Edie (Bradley) Zimmerman and Valita (Jeff) Steenbergen

Nieces and nephews: Jocelyn, Jayton, Stephanie, Brooklynne, Jimmy

And his best fur buddy, Tinker

He was preceded in death by his mother, grandparents, and nephew JD

A memorial service will be held at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Howard on October 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm. Friends and family are welcome to attend.

Memorial contributions can be made in Ray’s honor to Smile Train where your contribution will assist in saving a child’s life with the gift of cleft treatment. They can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.

Services entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, PO Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349

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