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Cozad Resident: Gertrude “Fern” Wells, Age 91

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Gertrude "Fern" Wells of Cozad passed away Wednesday, 11th 2019 at the Cozad September , Community Hospital at the age of 91.

Fern, the youngest of six children, was born March 21st, 1928 in Smithfield, Nebraska to Herman and Katie (Brooks) Brand.

She married John H. Wells on February 24th, 1948 in Elwood, Nebraska. The couple made their home on farm sites near Lexington and Smithfield before moving to a farm site north of Cozad in 1953. In 2004 they moved to Cozad.

Fern was a loving mother and wife, loved the lord and was a faithful church member. She had a kind generous heart and loved helping others. Fern enjoyed spending time in her garden and crafting. She was an avid baseball fan, especially the Royals, and would stay up all night to make sure she didn't miss the game.

Fern was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Survivors include her children, John (Carolynn) Wells of Cozad, Cathy (Billy) Timmerman of Spring Hill, KS, William (Lori) Wells of Peculiar, MO and Linda (David) Ferreyra of Scottsbluff; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested to Meals On Wheels. Online condolences may be shared at Memorial Services were held Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Susan Sukraw officiating. Cremation was chosen. Burial will be at a later date.