Ida Evelyn Wells, 95, of Taylorville, passed away on April 28, 2014 at 12:45 a.m. at Meadow Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville, IL. She was born on June 27, 1918 in Flora, IL the daughter of Edward L. and Sybil (Briscoe) Sparlin. She married William Wells on July 18, 1940 in Springfield, IL; he preceded her in on June 17, 1989. Mrs. Wells was a Domestic Assistant. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville and the Country Junior Women’s Club.
She is survived by her daughters: Dorothy “Dot” McHenry of Springfield, IL and Eugenia “Genie” Wells of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Steven (Rhonda) Conover and Sean Patrick McHenry both of Springfield, IL; great grandchildren: Billy and Bailey Conover; brother Melvin Sparlin of Rockford, IL; sisters: Francis Michael of Columbus, OH and Julia Sparlin of Alton, IL; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in passing by her parents, husband, daughter: Delia; grandson: Terrence Ryan McHenry; brothers: Bill Sparlin and Howard Sparlin; sister: Ruby Pittman.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville with Rev. Don Bettis officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.
Memorials may be made to: The Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church of Taylorville, 200 S. Walnut Street, Taylorville, IL 62568
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois
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