Wells nee Dulworth, Gracie Mae

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM Sunday, May 5, 2019

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the Franklin County Humane Society


Gracie Mae Wells of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on May 2, 2019, having reached the age of eighty-nine years, seven months and twelve days. Gracie was born in Jadwin, MO, on September 20, 1929, daughter of Herman Oscal Dulworth and Marie Adeline Dulworth nee Gaines. On August 1, 1946, she was united in marriage to Claude Rolla Wells and two children came to bless this union.

Gracie is survived by her son, Gary Wells and companion, Jeanne Lauth, of St. Clair, MO; by her step-daughter, Janet Katz of DeSoto, MO; by her daughter-in-law, Debra Wells and companion, Mark Brocato, of St. Clair; by three grandchildren, Dawn Schwent and husband, John, of Festus, MO, Wendy Schultz and husband, Trent, of St. Clair and Ryan Wells of St. Clair; by three great-grandchildren, Cayden Schwent of Festus and twins Kindel and Hadley Schultz of St. Clair; by nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Gracie was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Marie Dulworth; by her son, Clinton Well,; and by her sister, Theo Carr.

Gracie was a Christian and longtime member of Virginia Mines Baptist Church near Lonedell, MO. During her working career she was employed as a laborer at Deb Shoe Company in St. Clair, as well as Karmo Shoe Company in Union, MO. She had also worked as a waitress in various restaurants in the area from time to time. Gracie had most recently worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart in Union. She had a variety of interests throughout her life. She loved going fishing with Claude and working in the yard cutting grass and tending to her flower beds. Gracie enjoyed listening to country music and had even played the “tub” in a band with Claude. What meant most to her was time spent with family. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will live on in their hearts forever.

A kind and loving mother, step-mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Dick Hinson officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO. Memorials may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society.