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Jewel Maxine Wells

June 3, 1919 — July 21, 2020

Jewel Maxine Wells, age 101, of Carbondale, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 10:08 a.m. at Shawnee Senior Living in Herrin.

Maxine was born on June 3, 1919 in Mill Shoals, Illinois, a daughter of Clarence Wilson and Nellie (Thackrey) Taylor.  She was united in marriage to Virgil Elmer Wells on March 18, 1939 in Henderson, Kentucky, and he preceded her in death on March 14, 2005 after 65 years of marriage.  Maxine worked for many years for L. Berman’s in Evansville, Indiana.  She was a member of Third Baptist Church of Marion, loved playing board games, cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her three children, Ron and Joyce Wells of Makanda, Wilson “Bud” Wells of New Harmony, Indiana and Donna and Kenneth Phelps of Evansville, Indiana; four grandchildren, Kelly Ray Gansman, Kendra Ray Parsons, Lela Dawn Wells and Brock Wilson Wells; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Alberta Andrews; two brothers, Bill and Iva Taylor and Don and Nina Taylor; one sister-in-law, Hazel Hayden; one brother-in-law, Dean Wells; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; ten brothers and sisters; and her daughter-in-law, Sue Wells.

Funeral services will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Tommy Monroe officiating.  Burial will follow at Enfield Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

Visitation will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to Residential Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

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