Janice Wells, 70, of the Shamrock community passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Fort Smith. She was born Oct. 20, 1947, in Liberty to the late Henry and Mabel O’Neal. She was a school teacher for Cedarville School District, a member of and piano player for Shamrock Community Church and a seamstress. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jack O’Neal.
She is survived by her husband, Tommy Wells of the home; a daughter, Miranda Oliver and husband Steve of Roland; a son, Jeremy Wells and wife Alisha of Cedarville; a sister, Judy George and husband Eddie of Liberty; three brothers, Ed O’Neal and wife Louella of Liberty, Bill O’Neal and wife Alma of Roland and Andy O’Neal and wife Claretta of Roland; and two grandchildren, Lanae Wells and London Oliver.
Funeral service was March 19 in the Cedarville High School gymnasium with interment at Kimbler Cemetery in the Shamrock community, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home in Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Josh Workman, Clifford Mongold, Danny Eversole, Randy Grayson, Keith Pipkins and Danny Jackson.
Honorary pallbearers were Austin Wells, Dustin Wells, David Wells, Jonathan Wells, Chris Wells, Jason O’Neal, Sheridan O’Neal, Aaron O’Neal, Stephen O’Neal and Steve Oliver.
To place an online tribute, go to www.edwardsvan-alma.com.