USAF SMSgt. Kenneth E. (Ret.) Wells

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FAIRBORN USAF SMSgt. (Ret.) Kenneth E. Wells, age 77 of Fairborn, passed away Sunday June 23, 2013 in the Hospice of Dayton. He was born October 18, 1935 in Dayton, the son of the late Edwin and Betty (Stoops) Wells. Ken served his country in the U.S. Air Force during Korea and Vietnam, retiring after 22 years of service at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He followed as president of Wells and Sons Janitorial Service, Inc. and served as Director of Facilities and Finance at Abiding Christ Lutheran Church in Fairborn. Ken was a proud graduate of Wittenberg University, Class of 2009; a member of Fairborn Rotary Club, Fairborn Lions Club, and the Fairborn Area Chamber of Commerce; and he served on the board of the Greene County Career Center. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Wells. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janet; three sons, Ed (Karen) Wells of Fairborn, James (Cora) Wells of Beavercreek, Eric (Sarah) Wells of Hilliard, OH; six grandchildren, Michi, Kenneth, Anthony, Kaeko, Aidan, Kira; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Emma. The family will receive friends on Thursday June 27, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. A funeral service with military honors will be held on Friday June 28, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Abiding Christ Lutheran Church, 326 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Pastors Craig Fourman and Peter Kruse officiating. The family will also receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Abiding Christ Lutheran Church. Condolences may be made to the family at


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422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road
Fairborn, OH 45324
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