Wells -- 50 years
Bob and Dorothea Nichols Wells, Schell City, were married May 6, 1960, at Yokohama, Japan, while Bob was serving in the U.S. Navy at the Naval Air Station, Atsugi, Japan. They were transferred to the United States and finished the service years at Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Wash. From there they settled in the greater Kansas City area where they spent the next 40 years.
Bob spent almost 34 years working for Philips Electric North America Corporation at their subsidiary, T H Agriculture & Nutrition Company, Inc. When Bob retired he was vice president, manager of finance and operations. He is a graduate of Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Mo. Dorothea volunteered for many years as secretary at their church and worked full-time at home.
The couple have one son, Kent of San Antonio, Texas, and three grandchildren Caroline (deceased), Rebecca, 11, and Stephen, 9.
The Wells returned to the Schell City area about five years ago and are members of Park Street Christian Church in El Dorado Springs. A trip to the Seattle and surrounding area is planned later this year.