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Richard & Patty Wheatley

Richard & Patty Wheatley

Owner/Licensed Mortician

Richard was born in Pocatello, Idaho. He was raised in Robin, Bannock County, ID. He graduated from Marsh Valley High School in 1964 and then served a religious mission to the New England States. After his mission, he served in Vietnam in the United States Marine Corps. He attended Ricks College (BYU Idaho) and met his wife Patty. They were married in June of 1971. Richard served his mortuary apprenticeship in Grants Pass, Oregon at Hull & Hull Funeral Home and then attended San Francisco College of Mortuary Science graduating in 1974. He passed the National and State Board Exams and is licensed to pracice in Oregon, Utah, and Idaho. He also is state certified in Eye Enucleation through the Idaho Lions Eye Bank. Richard and Patty and their family lived in Logan, Utah from 1974 to 1980 where owned and operated the Nelson Funeral Home. Richard longed to return to Southest Idaho and started working at Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel in 1980 and became owners with his wife Patty in 1982. Richard and Patty are active in their community and their church. They have raised four children and enjoy spending time with their family and friends.

Patty was born in Grants Pass, Oregon. She attended Grants Pass High School, graduating in 1970. She attended Ricks College (BYU Idaho) where she met her husband Richard. Patty has been very active in community service projects and active in her church. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, doing outdoor activities,4-wheeling, water skiing and snowmobiling. She loves spending time with her famiy at their cabin in Island Park.

Telephone: 1-208-232-7199

Email: manningwheatley@cableone.net


Tyler & Stephanie Wheatley

Tyler & Stephanie Wheatley

Licensed Mortician

Tyler was born in Logan, Utah in 1979.  He has lived in Pocatello since 1982.  Tyler graduated from Highland High School in 1997.  He attended Rick College (BYU Idaho) before serving an L.D.S. mission to Argentina.  He met his wife, Stephanie, in Orem, UT while attending Utah Valley State College.  They were married in March of 2004 and have 4 children.

Telephone: 1-208-232-7199

Email: tylerwheatley@cableone.net


Charles Nalley Jr.

Charles Nalley Jr.

Funeral Assistant

Charles has been associated with the funeral home since 2004.  He was born in East St. Louis, Illinois.  He has lived in the Pocatello area since 1977.  He served in the Army for four years and then in the Idaho National Guard for 18 years.  He is retired from the Idaho National Guard and also school district #25, where he was a audio/visual technician.  He belongs to the National Rifle Association and the American Legion.  He enjoys hiking, camping, and ammunition reloading.  He is active in his community and church.  He has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.  We are proud to have him with us at Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel.

Pauline Kunkell

Office Help

Pauline is a native of Lava Hot Springs. She has been associated with the Funeral home since 1957. Pauline doesn't work on a regular basis, she is enjoying her grandchildren and helping with class reunions. She is active in her church callings and is a friend to all. She helps us out when needed especially if you are a neighbor or from Lava Hot Springs.

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