Rhonda Wheatley

October 11, 1960 - September, 20 2023

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Rhonda Jean Wheatley

Rhonda passed away unexpectedly after a short illness. Rhonda loved the outdoors and camping with her long time partner Robert Palmer. She loved spending time with friends and family.

Rhonda is the daughter of the late John and Jean Rosenbeck. Cherished sister of Brian, Renee (Dave) and John Jr. Beloved mother of Matthew (Valerie) Wheatley and Marissa DeCarlo. Beloved grandmother of Marcus (Angelina), Bruno III, Jonathan and great grandson Leo.

Survived by nieces and nephews Steven, Kristen (Anthony), Nicole and Kerrin. Great nieces and nephews Anthony Jr., Kennady and Kayden. Rhonda will be sadly missed by her cousin Tina and long-time friends Patty Werth and MaryAnne Haney.

A Memorial Service will be held from 2:00 - 5:00 PM on Saturday September 30th 2023 at Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara St., where the Services will be held at 5:00 pm. Memorials to Niagara Hospice would be appreciated by the family.


  1. Valerie LeBar on September 21, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    My heart is so heavy with grief right now Ma. Watch over us all, fly high. Until we meet again.

  2. Marissa DeCarlo on September 21, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    Mom I still can’t understand why this had to happen to us! The boys and I love you with all our hearts and we miss you dearly! Watch over us mommy! Rest in peace until meet again! Mommy I love you!!

    • Kelly Coulson-Stott on September 22, 2023 at 12:17 pm

      So very sorry and the deepest of sympathies for Marissa and family.
      Rhonda was also hilarious
      at work, and kept life real making light of people to get through our day’s at work.
      Our confidential conversation’s will be missed forevermore. With Love, Kelly.

  3. Jeremy branch on September 21, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    When We Say Goodbye
    It’s hard saying goodbye
    To the ones we love Because they’re leaving us
    And going to heaven above We may not know it
    The end comes too fast You want to spend the final minute And pray that it will last
    But you got to let them go
    You might cry your eyes out It’s better than arguing with God
    And continuras to pout
    Remembe them as they were
    Not as ihey are going away Think of ail the times you had And pray that they’ll be ok They will always love you
    And you will do the same To keep their memories to heart
    And forget about the pain They will keep watch over you I will always miss you calling me big daddy J

  4. Jeremy branch on September 22, 2023 at 8:33 am

    You will always be Miss Rhonda. I will miss you calling me every day asking how I am and how’s work going I’m gonna miss you, asking me to cut the grass and I will always miss you calling me big daddy J

  5. TAMMY MILLER on September 22, 2023 at 9:36 am

    I am so sorry for your loss of your mother and I am hear for you if you need to talk about anything send love and hugs your guys way

  6. Ricci Brinson on September 22, 2023 at 9:56 am

    I’m so sorry honey. I love you all. I no I don’t get to see you much, but remember I love you. I won’t be home this weekend,but I hope you feel that I’m there. Remember she is always by your side just like your dad. Love you Aunt Ricci

  7. Old friend on September 22, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    RIP Rhonda, Marks been waiting a long time for you, he loved you so much.

  8. Catherine Boyd on September 22, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    I didn’t know you long but what I knew of you. You were a fine lady. And we both loved Maryann. You got your wings so fly high my friend fly high

    • Sylvia (Sylvreea) on September 23, 2023 at 9:04 am

      It’s been so many years.. and yet kinda like yesterday. You would think that I’d know by now… that we don’t always have tomorrow. I can’t believe I’m seeing your beautiful face here..I keep thinking Copper Penny, Waterman, Mathew with Springsteen ‘s “born in the USA”.. taking the kids to school.. taking turns..🙄 and so much more. And then the airport… And it was never the same. Except for my love for you. That’ll never change. My beautiful, fun loving hilarious friend…so many memories that I’ll cherish forever.
      I also keep thinking about what kinda reunion you’re all having over on the other side. Bc I believe that. That you’re reuniting with all those that have gone before us, our friends, and omg.. those wonderful parents of yours Jean & John! God, they’re great! We had so much fun with them! They shine thru all of you. How could any one of their kids go wrong..ya just can’t. I love all of you so much. And I miss you, Rhonda. I’ve missed you for so long. I’m so sorry that I took too long. I’m sorry that I didn’t get to tell you that it meant the world to me that you and Renee went to the airport with me. And that altho I didn’t cry, it hurt to leave you guys.
      So much left unsaid, the story of my life.
      They say that all will be revealed now… So you gotta know that I valued your friendship more than I could have ever put into words.
      One more thing, idk what happened to that gas! But I didn’t get a drop on me. Crazy..

      I’ve no doubt that I’ll see you again one day. Until then, rest in paradise my beloved friend. You’re beautiful, and best of all, you’re well again!

  9. An old friend also on September 25, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    He did ❤️

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