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Aleechawa Adams Wells of Louisa, Ky.

October 11, 2018

ALEECHAWA ADAMS WELLS, 65, of Louisa, Ky., died on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, in Lexington, Ky., at the VA Medical Center. Aleechawa was born October 20, 1952, in Louisa, to the late Logan and Mary Katherine Kirk Adams. She attended Louisa High School and graduated from South High School in Columbus, Ohio. She later attended Morehead State University. In the ’70s and ’80s, she was a professional model and won many titles such as Miss Central Ohio, Miss Franklin Ohio Firefighter, Miss Dandy Potato Chip, Miss WRFD and Miss NHRA. She was also a veteran, having served in the Air Force. Aleechawa’s real love was animals, especially horses. She owned many horses over the years and was a horse trainer. In addition to being a horse trainer, she was an author, an artist and she was an instructor at Morehead State University, where she taught the Cherokee language. Aleechawa was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Wells; and her brother, Clifford Adams. Survivors include her stepfather, Earnest Hall Jr.; siblings, Sharon Davis of Olive Hill, Ky., Deemonzia Shiplett of New Lexington, Ohio, Howard Preston Adams of Ashland, Ky., Florence Lorraine Savage of New Lexington, Ohio, and Brenda Sue Murray of Grayson, Ky.; and multiple nieces and nephews. In keeping with Aleechawa’s wishes and in respect of her Native American heritage, she will be cremated and there will be a private service at a later date.

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