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June 19, 2014

Kenneth R. Wells

BRAZIL — Kenneth R. Wells, 87, of Brazil, passed away June 19, 2014, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He was born Dec. 26, 1926, in Rockville, the son of Alonzo and Thelma Loy Wells. He graduated from Fontanet High School, class of 1945. Kenny served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater and was honorably discharged in 1947.  

Kenny worked at the Putnamville Correctional Facility and held the position of captain as a supervisor, retiring in the early 1990s. He also worked as a semi-truck driver as a younger man.

Kenny was a member of the American Legion Post 2 . He enjoyed gardening, cutting the grass and being ‘Papaw’.

On Oct. 19, 1978, Kenny was united in marriage to Ethel Squires Heck. Together they have attended Ebenezer Church and have been devoted parents and grandparents to their family.

Surviving family include stepchildren, Diana and Bob Lancaster of Brazil, Beverly Heck, and Darla Heck Sacopulos and husband Michael, all of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Tod Haring, Tifani Baker (Jon), Hana Brosner (Brad), Reanna Winkle (David), Rusty Heck, Andrea Wiley, Nicholas Sacopulos and Alexander Sacopulos; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Wells of Terre Haute. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepson, Ron Heck; and grandson, Nathan Haring.

Services will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. at French funeral Home with the Rev. William Price officiating. Burial will follow at Poff Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Poff Cemetery Fund, 9054 E. Co. Rd. 900S, Brazil, IN. 47834. Military graveside services will be provided by American Legion Post 2 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 1127. Light a candle in his memory at:


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