Susan Wells

Susan Ann Wells, 66, of Vian, Okla., died on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Vian Nursing and Rehab, in Vian. She was born on March 18, 1952, in Neodesha, the daughter of Elmer Ernest and Viola Mae (Blevins) Drake. She was raised in Neodesha and attended local schools. In May of 1969, she was united in marriage to John Lou Kelley in Independence. To this union, three children were born. This marriage later ended in divorce. She later moved to Okmulgee, Okla., in the late 70’s around which time she was united in marriage to Jack McTague. To this union one son was born. This marriage later ended in divorce. In the early 80’s, she returned to Kansas, working for the nursing home in Eureka. In the later 80’s, she moved to Howard, and was united in marriage Fred Wells. She is survived by four children, Teresa Jeanneret of Eureka; Melinda Perkens of Vian, Okla.; Michele Jordan of Sallisaw, Okla.; and Kevin McTague of Riverview, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Richard Drake of Eureka. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred, and brother, Ernest Drake. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 4, at Toronto Cemetery, in Toronto, with Pastor Jerry Clark officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the DaVita Redbird Smith Dialysis, Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which is overseeing arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family online, at

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