Lola Wells, age 108, formerly of Brookville, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Lee County, Virginia on January 9, 1909 to William and Abigail Pope along with her twin sister Delores, who passed away in 2006. They were the youngest of nine children.
Lola married Dallas Clyde Wells in 1925 at age 16 in Cumberland Gap, Kentucky. They were married for 68 years before Clyde’s death in 1993.
Between 1925 and 1941, Clyde and Lola lived in New Orleans, and in various counties of Kentucky near Barboursville, before moving to Connersville, Indiana in 1941 where Clyde worked for American Central Manufacturing.
In 1945, they purchased a large farm in Brookvile, where Lola lived and worked until 1994. She was a long-time member of the Blooming Grove Baptist church. Her deep seated faith in God was an encouragement not only to her, but also to everyone with whom she shared it. Since then Lola has lived in Cincinnati, first with her daughter Wilma and later in an assisted living facility. Her large family has celebrated her birthday every year since age 100 and she has been recognized on both local and national news programs.
Lola was preceded in death by her husband Dallas Clyde Wells, her two sons and their wives, Willie J. Wells and Christine, Denver Earl Wells and Juanita, her son-in-law Dale Benedict, her three sisters (Millie, Anna, Delores), five brothers (Jim, Silas, Clarence, George, John), one grandson, Larry Benedict, and one great-grandson, Joshua Benedict.
She is survived by her only daughter Wilma Benedict, four living grandchildren and their spouses, Ronald Wells and Melanie (Connersville), Roger Wells and Cindy (Connersville), Elaine Painter and Jeff (Cincinnati), and Josette Binder (Cincinnati). Lola has 16 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 26, 2017, from 1-3 PM at Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223, with service to follow. Burial will be Monday, March 27, 2017 at 1 PM at Dale Cemetery, 801 N Gregg Rd, Connersville, IN 47331. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.springgrove.org.