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Margaret K. “Peggy” Wells


Margaret K. “Peggy” Wells, 89, of St. Louis, Mo., and formerly of 
Mt. Vernon, passed away at 12:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at 
Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis, Mo.

She was born on Friday, Sept. 27, 1918, in New Mexico, the daughter 
of the late Charles and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Kelly) Kettel. She married 
Dr. Charles K. Wells on May 12, 1958, in Mt. Vernon. He preceded her 
in death on Sept. 3, 1996. Peggy was a U.S. Army Nurse in World War II 
and a homemaker.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic 
Church in Mt. Vernon. Father Daniel Jurek and Rev. Robert F. Freytag 
will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens 
in Woodlawn. Members of the Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 will 
conduct full military honors

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at Hughey Funeral Home 
in Mt. Vernon.

Peggy is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Kirk and husband Calvin 
of Springfield and Jane Shields of St. Charles, Mo.; a sister-in-law, 
Helen Wells of San Antonio, Texas; and four grandchildren, Lindsey Kirk 
of Springfield, Lauren Kirk of Springfield, Cassy Shields of St. Charles, 
Mo. and Carly Shields of St. Charles, Mo. Several nieces and nephews 
also survive.

Her parents, husband and two brothers preceded her in death.

Peggy was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon, a member 
of St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary and was a volunteer with 
the American Red Cross for 50 years.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Heart 
Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to 
Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Ill. 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home 
where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com 
for further information and to send condolences.	

  

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Dec 4, 2007 
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
 


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