Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
July 24, 2012 11:17 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Catherine C. Wells, 93, of Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Country Club Retirement Campus.

She was born Dec. 27, 1918, in Mount Vernon, and was the daughter of the late George and Bessie (Fry) Brokaw. Catherine was a member of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her beloved niece and caregiver, Jane Metzger of Mount Vernon; nieces and nephews, Mike, Cindy, Jeff, Bill, Piper, Patty, Bob (Joyce), Tim, Rick and Steve; great-nephews, Dave and Ray, and a great-niece Jackie; great-great-nephews, Zach, Devin and Scott.

Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Carl H. Wells, in 1981; and three brothers, Carl E., William and Robert Brokaw.

There will be no calling hours. Graveside funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown, with Pastor Warren Outhwaite officiating. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is handling the funeral arrangements for the Wells family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Catherine’s name to Hospice of Knox County or The Alzheimer’s Association.

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