She was born Feb. 18, 1915, in Edwardsville, Ill., the daughter of John Warner and Artie Orman Warner.
On Dec. 16, 1934, she married Wilson Wells.
He preceded her in death on March 27, 1988.
She was a devoted wife, homemaker and mother. She and her husband spent their first years of marriage in Coal City before moving to Worthington. They later moved to Spencer, where they lived for 20 years. Three years ago, she moved to Riley.
In her early years, she enjoyed sewing, quilted some and did embroidery. In her 80s, she took up oil painting. She truly enjoyed painting and was quite good at it.
She was a member of the Coal City Home Ec Club and the Antioch Christian Church. She enjoyed traveling and playing Euchre with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, an infant brother and sister, brothers David Warner, Warren Warner and Wayne Warner, sister Dorothy Blanton and son-in-law Robert McQueary.
Survivors include her children Barbara Dunigan (Dwight), Spencer, James "Jim" Wells (Wanda), and Lyle Wells (Ruth), all of Clay City, and Betty McQueary, 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren, sisters Bessie Wells and Norma Garlits, brothers Wilber Warner and Kenneth Warner (Carolyn), many nieces, nephews and other extended family.
Services will take place Wednesday, at 2 p.m., at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, with Pastor Brian Holt officiating.
Burial will follow at Fiscus Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, from noon-2 p.m., at the funeral home.
Light a candle in her memory at www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com.