Ora H. Wells, 89, died March 9, 2019. He was born February 28, 1930 at Faro, Missouri, the son of Jess Leonard and Rachel Flora Wells.
Ora was preceded in death by his parents; brothers George Wells, Richard Wells, Nela Wells, and Jess Wells; sisters Freda Buford, Reda Wells, Opal Wells, and Lorene Wells.
Survivors include Mr. Wells’ wife of 66 years, Betty Wells; sons Jim Wells and Brian (Jane) Wells; daughters Diane (Bill) Durham and Linda Wells; sisters Maple Bilbrey, Geraldine Wisdom, and Hazel Duckett; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Wells served in the United States Navy where he received the National Defense Service Ribbon. He worked as a senior construction inspector for MoDOT for 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading civil war books, western books, and movies.
Funeral services were Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Follis & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bryan Schaefer officiating. Interment was in the Christian Cemetery.