Ralph H. Wells of Liberty, MO, died on April 17, 2017. He was born on Jan. 21, 1932, in Boston, MA, to Dr. Ralph and Edith Hodgdon Wells.
He graduated in 1950 from Hebron Academy and attended Boston University before entering the USAF in 1953 to 1961. While in the Air Force Ralph served as a training instructor, NCO both stateside and AFB England as a member of the 81st Fighter Wing. Upon returning to the states, Ralph met his wife, Nancy Ann Shull, while both were stationed in San Antonio, TX. They left the Air Force in Oct. 1961, moving to Kansas City.
Ralph worked for IBM, retiring after 23 years. He was very active in his church, Northland Optimist Club and the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; son, Phillip Alan; daughter, Audrey Lynn; and sister, Rachel Huffaker.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy, and two nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, at St. Luke’s Joy Church in Kansas City. A visitation will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Cemetery in Hamilton. Services are under the direction of White Chapel Funeral Home in Gladstone. www.dwnwhitechapel.com.