Norma Jean Wells, 84, of Leawood, KS, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012.  She will be cremated and burial will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS.

Norma Jean Wells, 84, of Leawood, KS, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012.  She will be cremated and burial will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS.

Jean was born February 27, 1928, in Nashville, MO to Blondie and Zola (Close) Hall.
She was employed as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell, before she stayed home to raise her family.  She was a lifelong resident of Pittsburg, KS until 7 years ago, when she moved to Lenexa to be closer to family.   She was preceded in death by two sons; Larry Dean and Michael Wayne, twin brother Norman Hall, and sister Shirley Smalley.  She is survived by 2 daughters; Janice Wells and her husband Shawn Elledge, Lenexa, KS, Linda Bray, Wichita, KS,  grandson Tyler Bray and his wife Emily, Pittsburg, KS, granddaughter Ashlee Carr and her husband Kevin, Wichita, KS, great grandchildren; Tristan, Hayley, Brooklyn, and a nephew Cris Smalley.    (Condolences may be expressed at:  www.porterfuneralhome.com  Arrangements:  Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory,  Lenexa, KS (913) 438-6444)