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Obituaries

Ethel L. Wells

DIXON – Ethel L. Wells, 97, of Rockford, formerly of Dixon, passed away peacefully after a brief illness Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Rosewood Care Center in Rockford.

She was born Sept. 1, 1915, in Peoria, the daughter of Frank and Lena (Rohde) Trotter. She married Dr. Lamar Wells on Dec. 31, 1947 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2000. She worked with her husband at his optometry office prior to her retirement.

She is survived by her children, Susan (Ben) Bonales of Lindenhurst, Joanne (Larry) Stern of Rockford and Jeff (Chris) Wells of Dixon; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one brother, Gerald Trotter of Dixon; and sisters, Geraldine Carroll of Rockford and Kay (George) Levan of Dixon.

She was preceded in death by brothers Edward and William Trotter; and sisters Esther Thayer, Marge Hinkle, Helen Mackh, Viola Reis, Virginia Smith, Darlene Nehrkorn, Jean Van Matre and Betty Dennison.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. Burial of cremains will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. 

A memorial has been established to Northern Illinois Hospice.

Go to thejonesfh.com to send condolences.

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