Robert "Bob" B. Wells, age 79, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois at 1:17 pm on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Bob was born on March 23, 1941 in Massac County near Brookport, Illinois to Charles L. and Mary W. (Owens) Wells. Bob came to the Monmouth area at the age of 5. He attended local schools and was a member of Monmouth High School, class of 1959. Robert married Dixie Arlene Mettler on June 4, 1961, at the First Baptist Church in Monmouth. Bob began work as a "Body Man" for Chuck Woods and Community Motors at the Ford garage. He later worked for Wilson Foods locally in maintenance as a fabricator until his retirement in 2003. Bob used his amazing carpentry skills to do many odd jobs for the local community. He was an active member of Faith United Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon, and he was known to do many repairs and maintenance around the church. Bob was currently an Alderman for the 3rd Ward of the City of Monmouth, which he has served for the past fourteen years. Bob loved being with his family, especially during fishing trips to Minnesota. He was a huge country music fan, and he loved his cat Precious.
Surviving him is his wife of 59 years, Dixie Wells of Monmouth, and two daughters, Sherri Heth and Tim of Metamora, Illinois, and Bobbi Uddin and Jeff of Monmouth, Illinois. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Sara (Heth) Peeler and Josh, Nicholas and Katherine Heth, Andrew and Daniel Uddin, along with one great-granddaughter, Isabella Peeler. He is also survived by his brother, Donald L.Wells of Monmouth, Illinois. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jim Wells, and his sister, Alma (Wells) McVey.
A private family funeral service is planned for Friday, December 11, 2020, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Social distancing and Center for Disease Control recommendations are being observed. Interment will follow at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects for Bob Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Memorials may be made to Faith United Presbyterian Church.
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