M. Duane Wells (1942 - 2014)

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M. Duane Wells, 72, Distant, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 27, 2014. He died at his residence.
Born Jan. 4, 1942, in Distant, he was the son of the late Merle B. and Viola M. Smith Wells. He was married on Sept. 29, 1961, to Beverly J. Truitt.
Duane was co-owner of Wells Auto Wreckers in Reynoldsville.
He was a deacon and a Sunday school teacher at Springside Baptist Church and was a member of the Hawthorn Rod and Gun Club.
He was an avid Penn State fan and attended many home Penn State football games.
He also enjoyed hunting and going fishing, especially with his brother, Don.
In addition to his wife Beverly Wells, he is also survived by three daughters: Susan Gruver and husband, Keith, of Mayport; Betsy Travis and husband, Rick, of Mayport and Keri Pierce and husband, Carter, of Distant; four grandchildren: Sheena Allenbaugh and husband, James, of Fairmount City; Kristin Jordan and husband, Dan, of Erie; Jenna Musser and husband, Lance, of Oak Ridge and Austin Travis of Mayport; two great-grandsons, Owen Jordan and Hayden Musser; and a brother, Donald Wells and his wife, Dorothy, of Warren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening, Jan. 1, and from 2-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at the Springside Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at the church with Pastor Lyle Westover. Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Distant.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.alcornfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Courier Express from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2014