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.
Betty Stark, 88, Wagoner, Okla., passed this life Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Wagoner Community Hospital in Wagoner. Betty was born March 5, 1927, in Wellington. Her parents were Elmer G. Lee and Minnie Ann (Warden) Lee. She grew up in Kansas, living in Wichita,... [More]
Marie Elizabeth (Neuenswander) Compton passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the age of 96. She was born in Alba, Mo., to the Rev. Irvin Leo and Bethany Emma (Swartz) Neuenswander on April 19, 1919. She was the oldest of 12 children. Her father was a Methodist preacher, so... [More]
Lois M. Slagel, 84, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at her home in Le Roy.She was born June 28, 1930, in Le Roy, the daughter of Pearl E. and Emma A. Read Richards.Lois graduated from Le Roy High School with the Class of 1949 where she was crowned homecoming queen her senior... [More]
Ray Shannon has experienced a lot in his 83-plus years.He can add “medical pioneer” to his resume, courtesy of a unique spinal fusion surgery he underwent Monday in a Kansas City hospital.Shannon became the first person in the United States to receive the Minuteman... [More]
For the last 15 years Angela Henry has helped parent what she jokingly calls her additional child. The director of USD 257’s after-school program SAFE BASE said due to a 50-percent cut in its budget, SAFE BASE will not host a summer program this year.As the program is about... [More]
In January 1910 this paper sent a reporter to the corner of Madison Avenue and State Street, where finishing touches were being put on the town’s newest factory.The building’s inspector had just completed his rounds. Quizzed on his impressions of the soon-to-open... [More]
Allen Community College’s baseball team was eliminated from playoff contention Thursday with two losses to Johnson County, falling 9-5 and 15-4.The game’s weren’t going to be an easy task, since Johnson County is ranked the No. 4 team in NJCAA Division I baseball.Allen... [More]
Iola High’s Addie Haar will play basketball for Allen Community College next season. Haar signed a letter of intent last week.“It’s close to home and I get to keep doing what I love,” Haar said.For an undersized Iola team, the 5-9 Haar played forward and... [More]