Dorene Mae Wells

February 12, 2015

Dorene M. (Ferguson) Wells, 80 of Frankfort, died at 4:15 PM Thursday, February 12, 2015 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital.  Born November 19, 1934 to the late Omar “Red” & Dessie Mae Birch Ferguson in Springfield, Illinois “under a pear tree”. She was raised and educated in Jefferson, Indiana.  She was a past Parent Teacher Association (PTA) President (Woodside Woodchuck Elementary School). Regional President of PTA. An active member of Woodside Christian Church since 1965, Sunday School teacher, Dorcas Circle facilitator and member, Choir Member, Communion Preparation Coach and church Greeter. Dorene loved sports. As a student she was a standout for the Jefferson, Indiana Basketball team. Dorene also enjoyed bowling in the local bowling league at the Bowl-N-Bun where she won many awards for high scores and team spirit. Orchestra Parent/Sponsor for her three children from 1961-1981. 4-H leader for over 10 years with the “Twilighters Club”. She also enjoyed a spirited game of euchre with the Frankfort Euchre Club.  Her marriage was to Edward F. Wells on April 9, 1950 in Frankfort. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2006.  She had formerly worked at the Nickle Plate Restaurant, Schiff Shoes, Frankfort Nursing Home and the Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon.

Visitation and Services

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Goodwin Funeral Home in Frankfort. Entombment will follow at the Green Lawn Mausoleum will follow. Friends may visit from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be made to the Woodside Christian Church.

Survived by:

two daughters, Bonnie Randolph (Husband: David) of Lafayette, Becki Magee of Jasper; a son, Brian Edward Wells (Wife: Joyce) of Papillion, NE. One sister Delores Ann Levy (Husband: Al) of Delphi and her “Special Companion Pet…Willie”. 6 Grandchildren also survive: Jennifer Taylor, Kyle Randolph, Kori Wells, Christopher Wells, Elizabeth Magee and Daisy Magee along with 3 great grandsons, Joshua, Henry and Leo Randolph.

Preceded by:

2 sisters; Dorothy White, Doris Gates Wilson and 2 Brothers; Robert “Nubbin” Ferguson and John W. Ferguson.


5 Condolences for “Dorene Mae Wells”

  1. Karen Levy McCanna February 15, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Bonnie, Dee and Family,

    So sorry to hear the sad news. We are sending our love and prayers for your comfort.

    Nancy Yawn, Karen Levy McCanna, Jason Levy and Marcy Lakin & Families

  2. Robert and Betty Stevens February 15, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Bonnie, So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

  3. Kori Wells February 16, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Aunt Bonnie, Aunt Becki, and Dad,
    Even though it is a hard transition, she had her family around her for her last moment on earth and is now alongside Grandpa Wells. Remember and share the joyous times you have had together to keep her alive in your hearts.
    Keeping you in my thoughts with love and empathy,
    ~Kori Wells

  4. David Ostler February 16, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Bonnie and family,
    You have my most sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Carol Amich February 18, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    The world has lost a lovely lady. She was a wonderful neighbor. I will miss our talks so much. She always made me laugh. I will miss her so much.
    But, she is no longer in pain… and is with her beloved husband now. Rest in peace my friend. My very deepest sympathies to you Bonnie, Brian and Becki… and the rest of the family.

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