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First United Methodist Church
Saturday January 8th, 2022

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Sydney Jill Elston

Sydney Jill Wheatley was born in Shattuck, Oklahoma on April 14, 1964, to Billy Lynn Wheatley and Audrey Joan (Howard) Wheatley. She was the youngest of two children. Jill attended Darrouzett ISD for all but one year of her primary school years. The family moved to Perryton, Texas in 1974, and Jill attended Perryton ISD for her fifth-grade school year. After a year, the family moved back to Darrouzett.

Upon graduation from Darrouzett High School in 1982, Jill married Eric Elston of Forgan, Oklahoma. To this union was born Louis Wayne Elston. By the end of 1985, Jill and Eric had divorced, and Jill, who was employed at the time by Home Petroleum in Beaver, took a transfer to the Geary/El Reno office. In late 1987, Home Petroleum had hit financial problems and as the newest hire, Jill was laid off. Jill and Louis moved to Darrouzett, Texas. Jill began working for Howard Drilling Company in Beaver, Oklahoma, and continued for nine years, before taking a job working for Booker Packing. After a year and a half, Jill began a twenty-plus year career at BP Amoco/BP/BPX in Perryton, Texas. Jill worked there until the closing of the Perryton office and then worked remotely from home out of the Houston office. Upon BPX’s sale of the Texas Panhandle assets, Jill began working as the Business Secretary for Darrouzett ISD in early 2021.

Jill had a passion for Sudoku, crosswords, architecture, log cabins, art, and quilts.

Sydney Jill (Wheatley) Elston 57, of Darrouzett, Texas, died on January 2, 2022, in Liberal, Kansas after a turbulent two-and-a-half-month-long battle with COVID-19 and subsequent complications.

Jill was preceded in death by her grandparents, Rodney and Wilma (McCrory) Wheatley and Alva Sr. and Leona (Mills) Howard, as well as her father Bill Wheatley.

She is survived by her son, Louis Wayne Elston of Darrouzett, Texas; Mother Audrey Wheatley of Darrouzett, Texas; Brother Brad Wheatley of Los Cabos, Mexico; her bonus grandsons, and many other beloved relatives and friends.

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Audrey and Louis ,
I'm so sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to you and your family. She was a sweet lady. I pray your happy memories and the love of family and friends surround you and give you strength in the days ahead ❤️

April Rabe Jan 10 2022 10:01 AM

Jill was someone that could light up a room with her beautiful smile or with her infectious laugh. She was always so positive and I never heard her say a negative word about anyone. She was a beautiful soul. I am so glad I got to know her and was able to work with her at BP. She will be missed very much. I am very sorry for your loss.

Tara Campbell Jan 9 2022 9:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sydney Elston

Bryan & April Figgins Jan 9 2022 2:56 PM

There are no words I can say that will ever fill the holes in our hearts that my dear sweet long time friend has left, but I do know that God took his Angel home. She was such an Angel on this earth and I will miss her dearly. God Love Her! My sweet dear friend I will see you on the other side.

Robert and Joni (Meyer) Baker Jan 8 2022 12:59 PM

So saddened to hear this. I worked with Jill at BP. We had many fun conversations by phone. Loved spending time with her in Houston and Dallas during team meetings. She was a beautiful woman.

Debbie Longwell Jan 7 2022 5:35 PM

Words can't express how sorry I'm to hear about your mom. Jill was a very sweet person. I will always remember holidays spent at Aunt Maxine and Uncle Jack's house.

Debra (Love) Kolbeck Jan 7 2022 6:58 AM

Jill will always have a place in my heart! We worked together at BP and had many great memories.

Becky kitchens Jan 6 2022 9:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sydney Elston

Tracy Meier Jan 6 2022 9:32 PM

Sorry to hear of Jill's passing. Worked with her throughout her BP career. Though we didn't see each other often, she in Oklahoma and me in Louisiana, whenever we did meet, it was memorable. Rest in peace my dear friend — gone but never forgotten. Prayers and condolences to the family. ❤️🙏🏾❤️🙏🏾

Pam McZeal Jan 6 2022 5:34 PM

Many thoughts and prayers…..

Denise Frost Wallgren Jan 6 2022 2:30 PM

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