Mary Lola Wells

Age: 108
Born: January 09, 1909
Died: March 21, 2017

Obituary

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.

Visitation

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Memorial Service

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm

Interment

Location: Dale Cemetery
Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Additional Info: Dale Cemetery, 801 N Gregg Rd, Connersville, IN 47331

Mary Lola Wells

Age: 108
Born: January 09, 1909
Died: March 21, 2017
  • CINDY WELLS
    Relationship: HUSBAND'S GRANDMOTHE

    LOLA WAS ONE OF THE MOST HARD WORKING, FAITHFUL AND KINDEST WOMAN I HAVE EVER KNOWN. I LOVED GOING TO THE FARM TO VISIT AND HAVE A MEAL (OH, SHE MADE THE BEST POUND CAKE, APPLE PIE AND THOSE GREEN BEANS) JUST TO MENTION A FEW DISHES. ROGER AND I ALWAYS ENJOYED LISTENING TO HER STORIES ABOUT THE PAST. OH THE GOOD OLE DAYS PROVIDED MANY HAPPY MEMORIES. WE WILL MISS HER, BUT KNOW SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE. GOD BLESS YOU LOLA

  • Sue Robbins Shelly
    Relationship: Great neice

    Dear Family of Aunt Lola What a blessing she was to me the many times I visited her at the assisted living home. Sorry I didn't go more but I have the memories I will treasure of the visits I went. What a powerful prayer Aunt Lola would pray. She's home now with Jesus & most of her family. What a great reunion. And we have that hope of joining them very soon. Wilma I'm so sorry for your loss of a dear Mother. I love you & your family. I send my love & Prayers from Florida.

Mary Lola Wells

Mary Lola Wells

Age: 108
Born: January 09, 1909
Died: March 21, 2017