Funeral services for Pearl Wells, 95-year-old lifetime Buffalo resident, who passed away Friday morning at the Amie Holt Care Center were held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Buffalo Wesleyan Church with Pastor William Dunlap officiating. Visitation was held Monday at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services following the funeral. Donations in Pearl’s memory may be made to the Wesleyan Church or the Johnson County Library to be used for the visually and hearing impaired. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
Pearl Wells was born on Nov. 7, 1923 in Buffalo to Carl and Mary Voiles. She grew up and went to school in Buffalo, except for one year that she spent in Campbell County. She graduated from Johnson County High School with the class of 1941. After high school she attended Bethel Nursing School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was married to Claude Wells on Sept. 26, 1944 in Hardin, Montana. Pearl’s nursing career included working at hospitals in Buffalo, Thermopolis, Newcastle, Torrington and Rawlins. She retired as materials manager from the Carbon County Hospital in 1982 and she moved back to Buffalo where she lived until her death.
She is survived by three sons, Dennis Wells and his wife Paige of Buffalo, Pete Wells and his wife Karen of Gillette and Jim Wells and his wife Belinda of Rawlins; two daughters, Helen Jones and her husband Tom of Buffalo and Mary Howell and her husband James of Mukilteo, Washington; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Irene Smith, Edith Scollard and Edna Kennell and one brother Roy Voiles.