4/03/2014 – Gertrude K. Wells, LaFargeville

4/03/2014 – Gertrude K. Wells, LaFargeville

Gertrude K. Wells, age 80, of Robinson Road died Wednesday evening at her residence where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Mrs. Wells funeral will be on Saturday, at 10:00 am, at the River Community Church with Reverend Richard Barton officiating and assisted by Donna Fitchette. The burial will be later this spring in Groves Cemetary Lafargeville.  Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 on Friday (today) at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Gert was born December 28th 1933 in Carthage, NY the daughter of Howard and Florence O’Donnell Recor.  She schooled in Clayton and Lafargeville.  She became a licensed practical nurse after graduating Jefferson Community College in 1978.  She worked for a time at Samaritan Medical Center and retired in 1989 from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.  On March 12, 1950 Gert married Robert C. Klock, Mr. Klock died April 29, 1958.  On August 8th 1959 Mrs. Wells married Ross Wells at Alexandria Bay United Methodist Church.  Gert was a lay speaker and active member at the Omar United Methodist Church her whole life.  She enjoyed going to bingo, gardening, and especially being with her grand kids.

Surviving besides her husband are 7 daughters Joy (William) Joles of Theresa, Ann (Thomas) Owens of Syracuse, Mary (Terry) Jares of Colorado, Trudy (Douglas) Heatherly of Texas, Linda (Thomas) Hurteau of Clayton, Sara Wells of Oswego, and Christy Angus of Clayton, 2 sons Robert (Jane) Klock of Spencer, Micheal (Peggy) Wells of Clayton, 22 grand children and 17 great grand children, 1 sister Patricia Higgins of Watertown, 3 brothers Voight (Joan) Recor of Lafargeville, Hank (Ashley) Recor of Skaneateles, Larry (Kathy) Recor of Nedrow, and nieces and nephews.  Two sister-in- laws Norma Wallingford and Sandra Recor, 1 brother-in-law Frank Conant.

She is pre-deceased by one sister, Maureen Conant and three brothers, Earl, Corkey and Robert Recor.

Donations can be made in her name to the Hospice of Jefferson County, Omar-Fishers Landing United Methodist Churches, T.I.E.R.S. or River Hospital.


  1. Karen & Ken Posted

    During this time of sorrow we send our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  2. Lyle and Elsie Countryman Posted

    A great lady whom will be missed by a great many. RIP Gert.

  3. Robert Donaghy Posted

    seems like only yesterday, we were kids and played together. unfortunately, time passes and lives go forward. I miss the old days. Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Aunt Gert.

  4. Susie Virgil Posted

    I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have gotten up there for all of you but little DiDi needed me. I will be there in the morning. She was a GEM….She sparkled inside and out. Aunt Gert never judged anyone and love you conditionally with all she had to give. I will miss her. Love Susie

  5. Gary Klock Posted

    So sorry for your loss, I hope that time will lessen the pain.

  6. Ann O'Reilly Posted

    For Joyce Joles and all her family, my prayers and sympathy are with you at this sad time. Sorry for the passing of your Mom. Your former teacher

  7. bill and betty caswell Posted

    To the Wells and Klock family and all others , Betty and I wish to express our sorrow for your
    loss. Mrs. Wells was a wonderful person who raised a lovely family. Her memory will live on
    for all of you and give you happiness. Bobby and Joy, I hope all the serenity you can get from
    the knowledge that others grieve with and for you. God bless your family.

  8. Yvette, Bruce & Tyler Reome Posted

    Our thoughts, prayers and certainly our hearts are with all of you for the loss of such a beautiful lady. Gert always had a big smile and a huge hug and always made sure to ask how Tyler was doing and that she had him in her prayers. Heaven has just received a special Angel and we will miss you so. Until we meet again Gert, save us some hugs.
    Yvette, Bruce & Tyler

  9. Jayme Spearnock Posted

    Dear Buddy, and family,
    So sorry to hear about Gert. She always had a smile! I will miss seeing her at bingo! She is at peace, no more pain and suffering. I will not be at services because I’m in MS, but please know I’m thinking of all of at this difficult time.
    Love, Jayme

  10. Debbie (O'Donnell) Tupper Posted

    so sorry to hear of gert’s passing.she was a wonderful person. my dad and mom when they was alive thought the world of her. my dad was aunt Florence’s brother,uncle grant . I really don’t remember all her family,but I do remember gert and how wonderful she was to our family.i also remember annie,we were close when we were little.would love to be there to see the family again,but my husband has health issues right now preventing that from happening,but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. maybe sometime we could see each other again,may god bless all of you at this time of sorrow

  11. Lyle & Ellen Hotis Posted

    Our deepest condolences Buddy. I always remember Gert having a lot of spunk and I always liked her. Lyle

  12. Bobbi Checksfield (Recor) Posted

    I am so sorry I will not be able to make it , my thoughts are certainly with you all, during this time, She will surely be missed, she loved everyone, especially her family. She was one of the most amazing women I knew, love you all Bobbi Lee

  13. Steve & Jean (Hotis) Side Posted

    Buddy and family;

    We enjoyed seeing you and Gert a few years ago when you brought your little dogs to visit us. I am glad we got to see both of you again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and to the rest of Gert’s family. She is among the angels now.

    Jean and Steve Side

  14. Wendy Taylor Posted

    Uncle Buddy and all my family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Aunt Gert
    Is gonna be missed for sure. I am gonna miss her big smiles and loving ways. Heaven sure
    received an angel when she arrived. RIP Aunt Gert. Love you all

  15. Sherry Olmstead Ledford Posted

    Uncle Buddy and family;
    I wish I could be there with you to say a final goodbye to Aunt Gert. She was an amazing person. I will cherish the memories I have growing up next door and all that she did. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Aunt Gert, I love you!

  16. Marguerite and Vito Raineri Posted

    Russ and Family,
    Sorry for your loss, memories free our souls of sadness, always hold them tight, I know first hand.
    Marguerite Raineri

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