Pearl B. Wells, 94, Colony, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Windsor Place in Iola.
Pearl was born March 6, 1919, on the family farm southeast of Aliceville in Anderson County, the daughter of Walter L. and R. Maude (Pickering) Henkle. She grew up in the Aliceville and Westphalia area and went to Westphalia High School.
On Sept. 8, 1937, Pearl married Ferris R. Wells in Yates Center. They made their home in Twin Falls, Idaho for eight years before moving to a farm southeast of Colony. They moved to Colony in 1957. Pearl worked as a cook for the Colony school for seven years and also cooked for area residents. She and her husband helped take care of the Colony Cemetery from 1968 until 1982. Ferris preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 2003. She was a member of the Northcott Church.
Survivors are her son Calvin R. Wells and wife, Carol, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; daughter Sharon Smith, Colony; two brothers, Oliver Henkle, Iola, and Don Henkle, Wichita; three grandchildren, Kimberly Schott and husband, Michael, Lori Bowen, and Brian R. Wells and wife, Kathryn; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Wayne Henkle, son-in-law Wayne Smith, grandson-in-law Dallas Bowen, sister-in-law Margarette Henkle, great-grandson Christian Schott and great-great granddaughter Ginnie Bertoncino.
Cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at Colony Community Church. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, at the Colony Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Northcott Church or Colony Library. Memorial gifts may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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