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Rick Wells 1967 - 2013
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Rick Wells    1967 - 2013

ELLINWOOD — Rick Wells, 45, died Feb. 4 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born Sept. 18, 1967 in Denver, Colo., he was the son of Jackie Wayne and Debby Anne (Brewer) Wells. A resident of Ellinwood for seven years, coming from Denver, Colo., he was formerly a cook for Jim’s Cafe and Dee Dee’s Pizza.
Mr. Wells was a member of Amazing Grace Church in Denver, Colo.
Survivors include his mother, Debby Sheldon and her husband Larry, of Ellinwood; two sisters, Terri Rhyne of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Valentine Shiverdeck of Lebanon, Mo.; three brothers, David Wells of Ellinwood, Orlie Hoover of Amarillo, Texas, and Jackie Wells of Lebanon, Mo.; maternal grandfather, Edwin Stoppel of Ellinwood; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Elva Stoppel.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Bryant Funeral Home with Pastor Curtis Reinhardt officiating. Burial will be at the Lakin-Comanche Cemetery in Ellinwood. Memorials are suggested to the Rick Wells Funeral Expense Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by    
Bryant Funeral Home         
1425 Patton Road       
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Feb. 6, 2013