Donna Jean Wells, 67, of Gallipolis, passed away unexpectedly on December 27, 2012, in Gallipolis, Ohio.
She was born July 14, 1945, in Apple Grove, Ohio, daughter of the late Dorsey and Jessie Rowe Parsons. Jean married Gerald Eugene Wells on July 21, 1961, in Meigs County, Ohio, and he survives her. She retired after 31 years of service as a bus driver for the Gallipolis City Schools. Jean was also a cosmetologist for over 30 years in the area. She attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Gallipolis, Ohio.
Surviving is her husband of 51 years, Gerald Eugene Wells of Gallipolis; two daughters, Amanda (Darrell) Staley and Amy (Mark) Allison; three grandsons, Nate Allison, Josh Staley and Logan Allison; and also by many special friends in the community and church. Jean is also survived by her sister, Joyce (Carroll) White of Letart Falls, Ohio, and a brother, Roger (Becky) Parsons of Ashland, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by a brother, George Parsons, and a sister, Ruby Hupp.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 31, 2012, at the Church of Christ in Christian Union, 2173 Eastern Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio, with Pastor Robert Issac officiating. Burial will follow in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, December 30, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. at the church.
Pallbearers will be Ron Halley, Nate Allison, Josh Staley, Logan Allison, Mark Allison and Darrell Staley.
Willis Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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