Francis Ruth Wells, 72 was of Van Buren passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 in a local hospital. She was born January 28, 1948 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Charles and Pauline (Loftin) Wells. She was a freelance artist, a most gifted artist in any medium; children and animals were always attracted to her as a kindred spirit and known for her deep compassion and generosity. She was preceded in death by her mother.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. A viewing will be one hour prior to service with cremation to follow.
She is survived by father, Charles Wells of Van Buren; two brothers, Terry Wells and wife, Barbara, Fred Wells all of Van Buren; three nieces, Lisa Pixley, Amy Sparkman and Christy Jones; eight great nieces; six great nephews; and her very best friends, Gayle Blanton and Connie Adrion.
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