Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 21, 2012 2:59 am EST


UTICA — Kathryn A. Wells, 95, of Utica, died Jan. 19, 2012, at Selma Markowitz Center/LMH, Newark.

She was born Oct. 10, 1916, in Coshocton County to the late Forrest L. and Hattie (Mizer) Matthews. Kathryn was a member of Utica Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Martinsburg High School, attended Ohio University and taught school at Alexandria. Kathryn married A. Elwood Wells Dec. 21, 1941, and taught at Bladensburg and then Utica in 1966. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 1970 with a Bachelors Degree in Education. Kathryn enjoyed family and preparing large family meals, trips out West to visit relatives and fishing in Canada.

She is survived by her son, Woody Wells of Gambier; daughter and son-in-law, Beth Ann and Mike Kennedy of Thornville; many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, A. Elwood Wells, who passed away Sept. 5, 2009; granddaughter, Kerri Kennedy; brothers, William and Paul Matthews; sister, Marjorie Stricker.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 23, with Pastor Terry Holobaugh officiating. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Utica Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 606, Utica, OH 43080 or Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058-0430.

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