Gladys Wells

Obituary of Gladys M Wells

Gladys M. Wells, age 102 lifetime resident of the Iowa City area died peacefully, Monday, December 31, 2018 at the Solon Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 10am Saturday, January 5, 2018, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.  There will be an hour of visitation prior to the services at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in her memory to Iowa City Meals on Wheels or Solon Retirement Village Foundation.  To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family please visit the funeral home website @

Gladys M. Dewey was born February 13, 1916, in rural Johnson County, Iowa the daughter of Albert and Carrie (Fout) Dewey.   She attended rural schools here and later she was united in marriage to James Emory Wells on March 15, 1934, here in Iowa City.  She raised her children, cared for her family’s needs and so loved being wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother!

Her family includes her children, Jim and his wife, Ann Wells; Mary Wells and Carolyn Mather; 4 grandchildren, Stacy, Sara, Gary and Cindy; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and Gladys’s sister, Doris Lynch.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory; 2 grandchildren, Jerry and Cheryl; 4 sisters, Anne Snyder, Alice Hahn, Mary Donovan and Nellie Donovan and 1 brother, Lawrence Dewey.