WELLS, Viola Eve (Buckner)

Date of birth: 26 Nov 1865 Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 3 Sep 1935 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana , September 3, 1935

MRS. VIOLA WELLS SUCCUMBS TUESDAY
Widow of John Wells, Former Resident of Peoga 
Community - Ill 3 Weeks
      Complications which set in following a three 
weeks illness proved fatal early Tuesday morning 
to Mrs. Viola E. Wells, who passed away at the 
home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Stanford and family, 
749 North Hurricane Street, at 12:55 a.m. 
      The body will be returned to near where the 
deceased enjoyed her childhood days, at Peoga.  
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 
at 2:00 o’clock at the Mt. Olive Methodist Church, 
with interment in the Peoga Cemetery. 
      Mrs. Wells, the widow of John Wells, was born 
near Trafalgar on November 26, 1865, the daughter 
of Allen and Sarah Snow Buckner.
      Mrs. Wells was married shortly after the death 
of her parents, her husband succumbing ten years 
ago, on July 24, 1925.  She had made her home 
with her children since the death of a son, two miles 
south of Peoga, seven years ago. 
      She became ill three weeks ago at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stanford, and been confined there 
since, where friends are invited to call at any time. 
      Surviving are one son, Roscoe Wells, of Freetown; 
three daughters, Mrs. Ed Stanford and Mrs. Vernon 
Ford, of Franklin, and Mrs. Pearl King, of Edinburg; 
one sister, Mrs. Oscar Moss, of Oriental, Oklahoma; 
a sister-in-law, Mrs. Sam Ashley, of Nineveh.
      Also by eight grandchildren, Mae Stanford, Freeda 
Stanford, Katherine Stanford, Audry Stanford, Ernest 
Ford, and Dorothy Ford, of Franklin, George Wells, 
of Freetown, and Lawrence King, of Edinburg.
      Two sons, Omer Wells and Charles Wells, both 
of Peoga, preceded her in death.  Mrs. Wells was a 
member of the Methodist Church at Peoga and 
formerly attended the Pentecost Church in Franklin. 

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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