JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
ROBERT C. WELLS DIES IN FRANKLIN HOSPITAL

Robert C. Wells, 86, of Sesser died Saturday afternoon in 
Franklin Hospital, Benton. He was born Oct. 9, 1882 the son 
of John and Jane Clampet Wells. Mr. Wells married Ida Ulrey, 
who died in 1961. He later married Dell Chalfant Downen. Mr. Wells 
is survived by his wife, Dell; a daughter, Mrs. Ceola Stoafer of 
Centralia; a son Warren of Granite City; stepdaughters, Mrs. Lynette Chapman 
of West Frankfort, Mrs. Delores Carpenter of West Frankfort and Mrs. Vurtes Harrison 
of Richmond, Calif.; a stepson, Bill Downen of Richmond, Calif.; three 
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Brayfield Funeral Chapel 
in Sesser with the Rev. Robert Barker and the Rev. Dwight Dame officiating. 
Burial will be in the Old Baptist Cemetery near Sesser. Friends may call at 
the funeral home. 



Source: The Southern Illinoisan
Date: August 18, 1969
Submitted by: Robert Loman



 

 

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