|Birth: ||Jul. 8, 1852|
|Death: ||Apr. 6, 1923|
Ellen WELLS was born in Greene County, Indiana, July 8, 1852, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George KENNEDY, near Carlisle, Friday morning, April 6, 1923, aged seventy years, eight months and twenty-eight days.
She was married to Davis BAYS on July 21, 1871, and to them were born seven children, all of whom survive the mother.
Her girlhood days were spent at the home of her parents, but after her marriage she lived in the vicinity of Bethlehem Church, near Carlisle, until this home was broken up by the death of her husband on February 15, 1906. Since that time she has been in and out of the homes of her children and grandchildren, where she will be sadly missed.
Mrs. BAYS had been a member of the Bethlehem M. E. Church for seventeen years. Hers was a practical Christianity that gave expression in her desire to help her neighbors and friends in time of need. She will be greatly remembered in many homes where she has given care and kindness to the aged and sick. She always responded to the calls from loved ones and friends until advancing years and failing health prevented her usual activities.
She is mourned by many relatives and friends. Of these the four daughters are: Mrs. George KENNEDY, and Mrs. Ed WILDMAN, of Carlisle; Mrs. Thomas O’HAVER, OF Jasonville; Mrs. George WILLIS, of Shelburn. The three sons are: Leary, Jarvis and Elmer BAYS, all of Terre Haute; also twenty-eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She has one brother, Oliver WELLS, of near Bloomfield and four sisters, Mrs. Caroline DUGGER, of Mexico; Mrs. Margaret BAYS OF Wichita, Kansas, and Mrs. B. M. NATION and Mrs. Henry TOLER, near Bloomfield.
Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at Morris Chapel and burial was in Morris Chapel Cemetery.
Morris Chapel Cemetery
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