Catherine J. ‘Kate’ Wells, age 92 of Cridersville, died at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Lima Memorial Health Care System. She was born October 19, 1922 in Bellefontaine, Ohio; the daughter of the late Alva Leroy and Clara M. Dell Mowrey. On June 15, 1941 she married Carl Arthur Wells who died August 7, 1988.
Kate retired from General Dynamics and had previously worked at Clark Equipment. She was an active member of Cridersville United Methodist Church where she had been a custodian for 18 years, active with the funeral dinner committee, the women’s society, and various circle groups at the church. She had also worked in the nursery at Lima Memorial Hospital and in the printing department at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She is survived by 2 daughters – Linda K. (Ronald) Wise of Sidney; Sandra D. Young of Fairborn 3 sons – Charles A. (Susan) Wells of Florida; Larry A. (Barbara) Wells of Florida; Robert L. (Katie) Wells of Lima;, and; 10 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandchild – Tiffany Etgen and a sister – Virginia Hoffman.
Funeral services will begin 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 10, 2014 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Charles Martindell and Rev. Rick Adams will officiate. Burial will follow in Willow Branch Cemetery, near Waynesfield.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cridersville United Methodist Church.
Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm