Gertrude K. Wells, age 80, of Robinson Road died Wednesday evening at her residence where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.
Mrs. Wells funeral will be on Saturday, at 10:00 am, at the River Community Church with Reverend Richard Barton officiating and assisted by Donna Fitchette. The burial will be later this spring in Groves Cemetary Lafargeville. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 on Friday (today) at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.
Gert was born December 28th 1933 in Carthage, NY the daughter of Howard and Florence O’Donnell Recor. She schooled in Clayton and Lafargeville. She became a licensed practical nurse after graduating Jefferson Community College in 1978. She worked for a time at Samaritan Medical Center and retired in 1989 from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. On March 12, 1950 Gert married Robert C. Klock, Mr. Klock died April 29, 1958. On August 8th 1959 Mrs. Wells married Ross Wells at Alexandria Bay United Methodist Church. Gert was a lay speaker and active member at the Omar United Methodist Church her whole life. She enjoyed going to bingo, gardening, and especially being with her grand kids.
Surviving besides her husband are 7 daughters Joy (William) Joles of Theresa, Ann (Thomas) Owens of Syracuse, Mary (Terry) Jares of Colorado, Trudy (Douglas) Heatherly of Texas, Linda (Thomas) Hurteau of Clayton, Sara Wells of Oswego, and Christy Angus of Clayton, 2 sons Robert (Jane) Klock of Spencer, Micheal (Peggy) Wells of Clayton, 22 grand children and 17 great grand children, 1 sister Patricia Higgins of Watertown, 3 brothers Voight (Joan) Recor of Lafargeville, Hank (Ashley) Recor of Skaneateles, Larry (Kathy) Recor of Nedrow, and nieces and nephews. Two sister-in- laws Norma Wallingford and Sandra Recor, 1 brother-in-law Frank Conant.
She is pre-deceased by one sister, Maureen Conant and three brothers, Earl, Corkey and Robert Recor.
Donations can be made in her name to the Hospice of Jefferson County, Omar-Fishers Landing United Methodist Churches, T.I.E.R.S. or River Hospital.