Ruth Wells

Ruth Howorth Wells, 95, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. She was a member of First Christian Church for 65 years, past president of CWF and a member of the prayer group. Ruth was born in West Point, Miss., a daughter of the late Joseph and Blanche Halbert Howorth. She was a graduate of Mississippi University for Women and worked for TVA during WWII. She was a TVA Volunteer, a member of MOAA and a member of the Chattanooga Alumni Group of the MUW. She was a loving wife and mother, her warm smile brightened everyones day. She was loved by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Graham Wells Jr.; and a sister, Virginia Mims.r Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Wells (John) Wise, of Atlanta, and Linda Wells (Jon) Scheurman, of Hiawassee, Ga.; two grandchildren, Lacey (Sol) Johnson-Mey, of Denver, Colo., and Stuart Schuerman, of Atlanta; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 at First Christian Church with the Rev. Phil Summerlin officiating. Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon-1 p.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.

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