The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 9, 2013

Virginia L. Wells

Ozark, Mo. — Virginia Lee Wells, age 83, of Ozark, passed away from complications of pneumonia on Monday, April 8, 2013.

She was born July 22, 1929, the daughter of Lee and Inez (Doran) Bingham. The family lived in the Cassidy community and Virginia along with her sisters and brother attended Mount Pleasant Grade School. She was a graduate of Ozark High School.

Virginia was united in marriage to Alfred Jiggs Wells, Jr. He preceded her in death in 1988. Virginia continued to live in Ozark, and enjoyed visiting with others, especially telephoning her friends. Virginia enjoyed being the sample lady at Sam's Club. She never met a stranger and always made others feel comfortable.

Virginia was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark and had been a member of the Ozark Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include two children, Ann Speak and husband, Max, of Ozark and Joe Wells and wife, Jill, of Joplin; three grandchildren, Whitney Wells, Lindsey Wells and Jared Wells; two sisters, Mary Kissee and husband, Bill, of Ozark and Jeanne Sleeth and husband, David, of Springfield; a sister-in-law, Blanche Patti, of Raytown; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jiggs; a brother, Albert Bingham and wife, Jean; a sister, Helen Deke and husband, Roy; a sister-in-law, Helen McLain; and two brothers-in-law, Joe Patti and Bob McLain.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the funeral.

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