In Memory of




Obituary for Shirley M. Wells

Shirley M. Wells, 86, of Bellefonte, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Born on May 23, 1937, in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Mitchell) Wells.

Shirley attended Bellefonte High School. She worked at the Elizabeth Masonic Home as a Nurse’s Aide for 25 years until her retirement.

She is survived by her brother, Frank Wells, Jr., of Spring Mills. Also surviving are her aunt, Kathryn Wagner, which she shared a special “sister-like” bond with, as they grew up together and were about the same age, and thought of Sue, Bob, Brad, Wendy, Joshua, Jessica, Rebecca, and Brandon, as her nieces and nephews, and Addison, Lili, Gianna, Jackson, and Vivian as her great nieces and nephews.

Shirley attended St. John Lutheran Church in Bellefonte. Always having a kind and caring spirit, her compassion for others extended well past her retirement. She volunteered at Centre Care and for the Bellefonte Lunch Program for many years. Shirley always made time to stay connected with her senior citizens group and enjoyed playing cards.

A public viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM, at the funeral home, with Pastor Joshua Simonetti officiating. Graveside services will be private at the convenience of the family.