Betty J. Wells, age 78, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland.  

Betty was born September 3, 1943 to Gus Gilliam and Ada Mason Gilliam in Cumberland, Kentucky. 

She was of the Baptist faith and attended Saline Baptist Church of Somerset. She enjoyed crafts, ceramics, reading and loved to sing in her Church choir. Betty was a Girl Scout Mom and a Civil Servant for the United States Government until she retired.  

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Ada Gilliam; her husband, Norman R. Wells and a daughter, Angela Wells. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters, Sandra Newton of Shepherdsville, Ky; Melissa Warren (Carl) of Shady Grove, Ky; brother, Richard J. Gilliam (Marcia) of Dunedin, FL; sister, Roberta “Bobbie” Gothard of Cumberland, Ky; grandchildren, Carl “Dustin” (Tradon) Warren of Nancy, Ky; Cody Dwayne (Amanda) Warren of Woodstock, Ky; Hailey Marie Stivers (Billy Bob) of Cox’s Creek, Ky; Amber Nicole Brashear of Shepherdsville, Ky; Madison Danielle Wells of Louisville, Ky; great-grandchildren, Savanna Dene’ Bradley, Audrea Dawn Bradley, Carl “Marcus” Warren, Hunter Jay Stivers, Abigail Grace Warren and Raelyn Faith Stivers.  

Private service will be held at a later date at Mountain View Cemetery in Cumberland, Ky. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.  

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Betty J. Wells.