Katherine Jane ‘Kay’ Wells

Katherine Jane “Kay“ Wells of Lawrence passed away on Wednesday, July 25.

Kay was born on September 10, 1919, in Lincoln, Kansas, and attended schools in Lincoln and Great Bend, Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State University.

Kay was married in 1947 to Robert Wells, and they raised their family in Garden City, where Bob was manager of radio station KIUL and served as publisher of the Garden City Telegram. Bob died in 2013.

Kay is survived by two sons – Kent and wife Debbie, of Alexandria, Virginia, and Kim and wife Bonnie of Lawrence; five grandchildren – Katherine Booth and husband Jamie of Littleton, Colorado, Ben and wife Kelly of Atlanta, Georgia, Nat and wife Christine of Washington, D.C., Trevor and wife Allyson of Long Beach, California, and Bryan and wife Laura Schlapp of Washington, D.C.; and three great grandchildren – Ford and Sam Booth of Littleton, Colorado, and Elena Wells of Long Beach, California.

A private family memorial service is planned for a later date.