Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Carrie E. Wells

Carrie E. Wells, age 80, of Shelby, died Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the home of her son Karl Kissiar.

Carrie was born May 2, 1935 in Glen Springs, KY the daughter of the late Walter T. and Lizzie F. (Hartley) Durham. She was graduated from Campbellsville College in Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in education. She was an elementary school teacher for 32 years retiring in 1989 from Plymouth-Shiloh School District. Carrie was a member of Whetstone Baptist Church in Bucyrus.

Surviving are her husband: Gerald E. Wells, who she married on August 15, 1998; 3 children: Karl (Betty) Kissiar of Plymouth, Rebecca (Jacob) Ailer of Lexington, John (Cherie) Kissiar of Lexington; 3 step children: Ernest (Amy) Wells of Willard, Stephanie (Greg) Mulvane of Norwalk, Julie Wells of Columbus. 13 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; She was preceded in death by her 1st husband: Rev. R. Donald Kissiar in 1994. Carrie was the last survivor of 12 children.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 1:30-3:30 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be at 3:30 PM conducted by Rev. Larry Oxendine. Burial will be Friday in Boone Creek Cemetery in Licking, Missouri.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. katheryn says:

    Sending love and prayers to the family, Carrie will be missed.

  2. Bonnie says:

    May you find comfort and peace of mind knowing she is with our Lord and Savior. She will be missed, sending prayers to the family.

  3. Ellen says:

    Dear John and Cherie, we’re so sorry for your loss!! Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Love, Ellen and Vince

  4. Sonnie says:

    Karl, Becky, John. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I Remember her for the love of children that she had so deeply. Also her quick wit. We can rest in the promise that she is in heaven and no longer suffering. Also that she is with your dad. It doesn’t make it easy right now though. 🙁 Condolences to your families as well. Continuing prayers, hugs, love. Sonnie

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