|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1938|
|Death: ||Jul. 22, 2010|
SEBRING, Fla. - Elmo Gene Wells, 72, of
Sebring, Fla., formerly of Mount Vernon, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Hope Hospice in Sebring, Fla.
He was born Friday, January 21, 1938, in Mount Erie, the son of Fred Herschel and Ella (Van Fossan) Wells. He married Phyllis Hunt on April 28, 1967, in Villa Grove.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Jeff Wells; and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Wells of Sebring, Fla.; three sons, Jett Wells (wife, Kathy) of Danville, Ind., Neil Huffman (wife, Jill) of Canby, Ore., and Scott Wells (wife, Ann) of Brownsburg, Ind.; a daughter, Barbara Birk (husband, Eric) of Sellersburg, Ind.; a brother,
Charles Wells (wife, Pauline) of Mount Erie; four sisters, Dorothy Billington (husband, Osie) of Olney, Bernice Wood (husband, Willard) of Fairfield, Anna Fern Massie of Carmi and Mary Frye of Cisne; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Elmo worked for Trunkline Gas Company and Panhandle Eastern Pipeline for 36 years. He also worked as a corrosion engineer as an independent consultant services for the past 12 years. He was respected and revered by those who knew him.
He was an avid sports fan and loved fishing with his family and friends. He was proud of his family.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bruce Gordan officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Scott Cemetery in Mount Erie.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Hope Hospice of Sebring, Florida and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Published in The State Journal-Register on July 25, 2010
Frederick Herschel Wells (1895 - 1979)
Elouise W. VanFossan Wells (1898 - 1982)
Jeff Wells (1959 - 1959)*
Glen Everett Wells (1917 - 1918)*
Anna Fern Zita Wells Massie (1919 - 2013)*
Fred Harold Wells (1921 - 1994)*
Bernice Mildred Wells Wood (1923 - 2012)*
Charles Lowell Wells (1926 - 2015)*
Gerald Lee Wells (1934 - 1967)*
Elmo Gene Wells (1938 - 2010)
Created by: Sherry
Record added: Jul 25, 2010
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