She was born on June 21, 1949, in Peoria to Bruce and Ruth (Murphy) Anderson. Chris married Lee Wells, Jr. on June 21, 1969, at St. Vincent De Paul in Peoria. She was preceded in death by her parents and several aunts and uncles.
Chris is survived by her husband, her daughter, Jennifer (Keith) Miller, of Washington and her son, Scott (Michelle) Wells, of Germantown Hills. She has one brother, Scott (Tracy) Anderson, of Peoria and one sister, Sherry (Mike) Klute, of Peoria Heights. She has five grandchildren that were the light of her life, Joseph, Austin, Brenden, Zachary and Vivian. Chris also has two nieces, Rachel and Kailey, two nephews, Jason (Ashley) and Ryan, and one great niece, Makenna.
She graduated from Richwoods High School in 1967. Chris worked at Peoria Savings, Security Savings and then at Bradley University from October 10, 1988, until she retired on June 21, 2011, starting in the admissions records room and then became the Transfer Coordinator. She was always very proud of her title, and was awarded by the Athletic Department at Bradley for all of her hard work over the years.
Chris enjoyed playing Bunco with her friends. Chris taught Sunday School at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Washington and First English Lutheran Church in Peoria where she and Lee are members.
Chris wanted to make sure that we let her family know how much she loved them and how thankful she was for their love and support. She also wanted her Bradley family to know how thankful she was to them for sticking by her; and for those who are still fighting, her prayers are with them.
Funeral services for Chris will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10 am at Mason-White Funeral Home with Dr. James Lillie officiating. Burial will follow in Glendale Cemetery in Washington. Visitation will be on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and also half hour prior to services on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of her to Susan Komen, American Cancer Society or to First English Lutheran Church.