OBITUARY

Karen Faith Wells

January 13, 1952December 28, 2020

Karen Faith Wells passed away peacefully at home with loved ones at her side on December 28, 2020. On their 47th wedding anniversary, she joined her husband Leonard "Denver" Wells, who preceded her in death.

Karen is fondly remembered as a mother hen who worried incessantly about friends and family, putting the needs of others ahead of herself. An avid animal lover, she fed the birds, rescued feral cats, supported countless animal charities, and doted upon her rescue dog Powder. She grieved deeply the losses those she loved, human, canine and feline, and relied upon her Christian faith to see her through difficult times. Having beaten breast cancer 15 years ago, Karen was undaunted by this cancer diagnosis and fought valiantly until the very end.

She is survived by her sisters Dawn Smith and Sharyn Hicks, brother Larry Smith, innumerable friends and cats Stormy, Max, Woody, Liberty and Jasper. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Smith and Nellie Smith Bennett, brother David Smith, and beloved pets Powder and Squeaky. Share your stories and memories of Karen's life, kindness and generosity on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 1pm at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313.

In lieu of flowers, Karen requested donations of dog and cat food for the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 30, 2021

  • Entombment

    Saturday, January 30, 2021

Memories

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Patty Parker

January 30, 2021

There will never be another Karen in this world. She was one of a kind! She is free of hurting anymore and can finally rest easy. This was Karen at my wedding reception dancing with my dad (her brother) Larry. Rest In Peace Aunt Karen!!

Amy Kristic

January 30, 2021

Karen had been friends with my parents, CI & Pat Caperton, for over 40yrs but I didn't meet her until about the time Denver passed. From that very moment I knew she was going to be family. She loved me and my son like her own and would even come to our personal Christmas because she wasn't just a family friend, she was out family. She didn't care to talk about anything going on in her life and would only ask about others. She would provide me with advise with anything I had going on and when my husband and I finally became pregnant, you would've thought it was her own grandchild being born! Karen is greatly missed by our family but her memories will never fade.

Dawn Smith

January 24, 2021

Karen , my wonderful sister. Her love for her friends and family and of course her pets were shown in her dedication, commitment and her generosity. Karen was loved by so many because she was so giving to others. I miss our sisterly talks, I miss us doing goofy things together and us getting the giggles when one of did something unexpected. A light in my world has gone out and now shines up in heaven. I miss her everyday and will cherish our memories forever.

Mary Jeffries

December 31, 2020

Friends and Family of Karen,
I extend my deepest sympathy and pray for peace and comfort for all. Karen worked for my late husband, Ted Jeffries at State Farm for several years and he spoke highly of her. May Karen now rest in peace.

Mary Jeffries

Barbara Amos

December 30, 2020

Karen was my neighbor. We connected soon after Denver’s passing. I often stopped and visited her when she was out and I was on my walking routine.
Karen was very hospitable and friendly.
We would chat regularly. We soon became good friends. She was so easy to know as she was so warm and kind. She had a big heart for animals and well as anyone in need. I would say she was pretty selfless, putting herself after many. She spoke often of her family. I knew she loved them dearly from her words and actions. She was spunky and fearless in someways as she wasn’t afraid to speak up if the situation called for her intervention. She attended my surprise party almost 5 years ago. She had just returned that day from a trip. But she got herself together and came with excitement. She also attended my daughters baby shower 4 years ago. Even though she didn’t really know anyone in attendance but me, she again expressed her adventuresome nature and came and seemed to enjoy the occasion as much as anyone there.
In Karen’s last months she showed concern for my family that had medical needs. She even wanted to send them cards.
When I think of Karen I see her big smile, enthusiasm for life and love and concern for others. I will certainly miss her. I know many will too. I’m grateful to God for bringing us together.

Barbara Amos

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY