Robert Edwin “Bob” Wells, 72, Overbrook: Aug. 29, 1946 – Aug. 1, 2019

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Robert Edwin “Bob” Wells, 72, of Overbrook, Kan., passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at his home. He was born Aug. 29, 1946, in Topeka, Kan., to John Edwin “Jack” Wells and Velna Louise (Wymore) Wells.

Bob grew up and attended school in Overbrook, and graduated from Overbrook High School in 1964. After graduation Bob went to try out for the Pittsburgh Pirates as a pitcher. He returned home and enrolled at Emporia State Teacher’s College, Emporia, Kan.

Bob served our country in the United States Army, and was a longtime member of the American Legion, in Overbrook. He was a construction contractor in the drywall and framing business for many years and will be remembered for his building projects.

He married Allyn Hudson on Nov. 17, 2006, in Leavenworth, Kan. They shared nearly 13 years of marriage.

Bob was very active with coaching his children’s baseball and softball teams through the years. He later umpired many games. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and most of all, spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Christopher Kerns.

He is survived by his wife, Allyn Wells, of the home; brother, Richard Wells, Topeka, Kan.; four daughters, Gina Cremeen and her husband, Rob, Overbrook, Tracy Fiegener and her husband, Terry, Overbrook, Tara Gustin, Oak Grove, Mo., Cynthia Jackson and her husband, LaRoy, Kansas City, Mo.; a son, David Gustin, Slater, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, Dustie, Joe, Alison, Chris, Shelby, Ashtyn, Taylor, Halie, Shea, Marcus, Brittany, Anna, and Braylon; 12 great grandchildren; two nephews, Daric Wells and his wife, Joni, their daughters, Kami and Danae, her husband, Doug, and son, Beckett, and Dane Wells and his wife, Melissa, their children, Corey Wells and his wife, Danai, Chase Wells and his wife, Brandi, and Carissa and her husband, Josh Koger.

In celebration of Bob’s life, attendees are asked to bring a chair and join the family at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Overbrook City Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made to Overbrook Parks and Recreation, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences can be left at www.lamb-roberts.com.

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