James E. Wells, 95, of Sycamore Health Care Centre, formerly of 2601 Turner Road, died at 7:58 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 6, 2009) in his home. Born May 12, 1914, near Rockport, James was a son of James H. and Abby Marie Fuller Wells. He married Caroline E. Waigand on March 10, 1934 in Pittsfield. She died on March 4, 1987. James was a graduate of New Canton High School. He was a member of United Commercial Travelers and enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. He was the owner and operator of Wells Auto Wrecking for more than 50 years, retiring in 1984. Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Mack and her husband, Donald, of Dundee, and Vicki Motley of Boulder City, Nev.; two sons, Jerry Wells and his wife, Henrietta, of Quincy and Eddie Wells and his wife, Pat, of Jonesboro, Ark.; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Hattie Bower of Beverly; a sister-in-law, Rose Wells of Louisiana, Mo.; and many loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Wells was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Caroline; a granddaughter in infancy; two brothers, Gerald C. Wells and Archie Wells; and two sisters, Emma Doran and Louise Phillips. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Pratt conducting. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery near Atlas. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday morning until the time of the service at the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Sycamore Health Care Centre or the
. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
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Quincy, IL 62301
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, 2009