Daryle “DJ” Sheets, 63, went home to be with his Savior on Nov. 22, 2018. He was the son of Jack and Marvel (Dick) Sheets and graduated from Wellington (Kan.) high school. In 1974 he married Cathy Conway at First Christian Church, Wellington. He worked as a brakeman/conductor for BNSF railroad. 

He was a wonderful, loyal man who loved his family and believed if a person had only one true friend he was lucky. He fought a very short battle with pancreatic cancer and died peacefully, surrounded by family.


He is survived by his wife, Cathy, Wellington; his daughter, Shannon Smith, Wellington; his daughter and son-in-law, Sunni and Curtis Goentzel, Geuda Springs; grandchildren Abigail Johnston, Luke Johnston, Gage Goentzel, and Jack Goentzel; brother and sister-in-law Faryle and Sue Sheets, Overland Park; and brothers- and sisters-in-law Mike and Marcia Bartelson, Wellington,Tim and Susan Weiser, Irving, Texas, and David and Cissy Winn, Houston, Texas; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


DJ was preceded in death by his parents.


Memorials in his name have been established with Good Shepherd Hospice, 1323 North A Street, Wellington, KS 67152, and First Christian Church, 123 W. 9th St, Wellington, KS 67152.


There will be a celebration of home-going on Saturday, Dec. 1, at First Christian Church, Wellington. Friends may come and go from 1-2:30 p.m.