In Memory of

Joyce A. Wells

October 14, 1926 - October 14, 2023


Joyce Wells passed away Saturday October 14th at her home in Lee’s Summit, MO.

Joyce was born in California, MO to Belva and Marie Wilson in 1926, attending Rock Island School for eight years and Aurora High School for four years. In September of 1944 she went into nurses training at the Research Hospital School. She met her husband William K. Wells Jr. in the spring of 1946 and they were married on Oct. 24th, 1947. Joyce worked at Lee’s Summit Clinic from 1949 until 1970, then worked at the V.A. Hospital in K.C., MO until 1991. Her life was truly dedicated to serving her community. An avid traveller, she loved going on vacations all across the United States and shared this passion with her husband and children.

She is survived by her daughter Diane (David) Sparks, her son William K. Wells III (Karen Geary), grandson Troy Rutledge, and granddaughter Leni Wells (Travis Mckay). She also leaves behind many beloved brothers and sisters, in-laws, and extended family. She will be missed by all.

Burial is at Lee’s Summit Cemetery Thursday Oct. 19th, 1:30 P.M.

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


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We are very sorry to hear of Aunt Joyce’s passing.
I am grateful to have gotten to see her as an adult and visit her in her home.
It was a joy to listen to her tell me about her life. It sounds like such a beautiful, fulfilling life spent with those she loved.
May God wrap his loving arms around Aunt Judy, Aunt Virginia, Aunt Lynda, Aunt Carol Ruth, Aunt Shirley, Uncle Arthur, Belva Jr. and all of the families.
May God comfort her children and grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
I was blessed to write to her and hear from her.
May Love surround all of you.
I am positive she was welcomed into our Father’s home and greeted by her loved ones.
Love to All.

Prayers for family. I wish I could make it to the services. Aunt Joyce was 2 years younger than her Brother Keith and a month older than my mother who were my parents. RIP Aunt Joyce. 🌹


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Thursday, October 19, 2023
1:30 p.m. Graveside Service
Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery
806 SE 3rd St.
Lee's Summit, MO 64063