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Linda L. Wells

August 29, 1943 — February 19, 2018

Linda L. Wells, 74, of Rock Island, Illinois, died Monday, February 19, 2018, at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Rock Island.

Graveside services are 1:00 p.m. Friday at Rock Island National Cemetery.  Those wishing to attend should meet at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline, at 12:45 p.m.  Cremation will directed by the Cremation Society of the Quad Cities.  Memorials may be made to VVA Chapter #299.

The former Linda Lou Myers was born August 29, 1943, in Missouri, the daughter of Charles “Gordon” and Charlotte (Hughes) Myers.  She married James Wells on June 1, 1991, in Rock Island.  Previously, she had been married to Fred Hoefle, with whom she had two children.

She worked as a secretary for the John Deere Parts Distribution Center in Milan.  She enjoyed crafts and ceramics, and loved her rabbits.  Above all else, family was the most important thing to her, especially her great-granddaughter, Lilly.

Linda is survived by her husband, Jim; a daughter, Lori Kelley of Blue Grass, Iowa; step-children, Michelle Wells of Galesburg, and Nathan Wells and Gabriel (Jade) Wells, both of Elizabeth, Colorado; grandchildren, Josh, Jon, and Joe Kelley, Cameron, Collin, Megan, and Kaitlyn Hoefle, Kayli Wells, and Tavian James; great-grandchildren, Lilly, Carson, Landon, and Veronica; and a sister, Sandra Myers of California.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Fred “Butch” Hoefle, and a brother, Jack Myers. Online condolences may be shared at

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