Francis Clifford Wells


Francis Wells

Francis Wells

Francis Clifford Wells, 97, of Olathe, passed away May 27, 2015.

Graveside service 10:30 am Mon., June 1, 2015 at Olathe Memorial Cemetery, Olathe, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111.

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Francis was born Feb. 19, 1918 at home in Bates County, MO the eighth of eleven children to John Henry and Etna Ellen (Stark) Wells. Francis served in the Army in Europe during WWII. He married Claudine Rains in 1945. Francis retired after 27 plus years as a custodian for the Olathe School District. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandson. Francis will be missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and all ten of his siblings. Francis is survived by his wife Claudine; daughter Patsy and husband Wayne Philipp; grandson Norman and wife Robin Philipp; and three great-grandchildren Henry, Andrew and Helena.

One Response

  1. Mr. Wells was always so cheerful wand had a great big smile for all of us school kids. My condolences to Patsy and family.

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