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
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