2009-09-12 / Obituaries

A. Elwood Wells

A funeral service for A. Elwood Wells, 96 of Utica, was held Sept. 5, 2009, at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Holobaugh CLP officiating. Burial followed in South Lawn Cemetery.

Elwood died September 1, 2009, at Arlington Care Center, Newark. He was born July 4, 1913, in Outville to the late William P. and Mary E. (Cunningham) Wells.

He was a member of Utica Presbyterian Church, a 1931 Granville High School graduate, and a Phi Bea Kappa Denison University graduate. Elwood was a World War II Navy Veteran, Lt. Senior Grade, and he was a retired civil engineer with the Ohio Department of Transportation. He was also a 75 year member of the Center Star Lodge #11 F&AM and attended the Utica Coffee Club.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Kathryn A (Matthews) Wells; son, Elwood F. Wells of Gambier; daughter and son-inlaw, Beth Ann and Mike Kennedy of Thornville; and nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kerri Beth Kennedy; and sister, Valeria Burris.

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