Dorothy Jean Wells

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Dorothy Jean Wells, 89, of Greenway, Ark., passed from the cares of this life to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday June 26, 2018 at National Health Care, Kennett, Mo. She was born July 14, 1928, in Rector, Ark., to the late Roy and Hattie (Hardin) Hill. Dorothy was a member of the Church of Christ, and in her spare time enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking for her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Newton Edward Wells Sr.; a son, Joe Wells; daughter-in-law, Judy Wells; two sisters, Martine Hill and infant Mary Joyce; and a grandson, Dustin Wells.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Danny Wells and Lola of Paragould, Ark., Donald Wells of Greenway, Newton Edward Wells, Jr., and Linda of Greenway, Susan Wells of Jonesboro, Ark., Julia Wyss and Larry of Rector, Marilyn Wellman and Brent of Greenway; grandchildren, Dian, David, Martin, Chloe, Bruce, Robbie, Paula, Nathan, Kiley, Andrea, Max, Matthew, Joshua and Brandon; great-grandchildren, Jeremiah, Connor, Adrian, Aaron, Ethan, Jameson, Sara, Hunter, Ethan, Clay, Henley, Mollie, Lynzie, and Weston; one brother, Hardin Hill and Genevieve of Greenway; one sister, Elberta Forrest and Howard of McGehee, Ark.; along with a host of other special relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Piggott Mortuary Chapel, Piggott, Ark. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Piggott Mortuary with Minister Art Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Heights Cemetery, Rector.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Children's Home Inc. or the American Cancer Society.

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