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In Loving Memory

McFerren-Wells, Zachary Andrew

The world became a brighter place on July 12th, 1987, the day Zachary Andrew McFerren-Wells was born. Zach, with a smile that could light up a room, will continue to shine bright beyond his unexpected passing on June 7, 2023. Survived by his amazing perfect match of a wife Amber “Nicki” (Cliff) McFerren-Wells along with son Maxwell Wright, and his peanut, Harlow McFerren-Wells. Best friend and son to Martha McFerren, preceded in death by Father Michael Wells. Zach is also survived by the many members of the Wells family. Zach was a wonderful son-in-law to Virginia Cliff. He is an irreplaceable brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and crewmate to all those who were fortunate enough to have him in their lives. Zach left an everlasting imprint on everyone’s path that he crossed and even though he may be gone, his impact will carry on through others as he was an organ donor. There is so much more to be said, but just like his life, this will never be enough. Services: Kutis Funeral Home (Affton) at 10151 Gravois Rd St. Louis, MO 63123

Viewing – Thursday, June 15th , 4pm- 8pm

Memorial Gathering (at Kutis) Friday June 16th 10am –11:30am.

A celebration of life will follow at the Lemp Mansion (3322 Demenil Pl) – 12:30pm- 3:30 pm.

If you have pictures you would like to share at the memorial service please send them to McFerren-WellsFamilyFund@hotmail.com

In lieu of flowers please consider contributing to the McFerren-Wells-Family Fund, which can be done digitally at: Venmo @McFerren-WellsFamilyFund or link https://venmo.com/u/McFerren-Wells-FamilyFund


9 thoughts on “McFerren-Wells, Zachary Andrew”

  1. I’m so sorry to learn of Zach’s passing. I met Zach at Trader Joe’s. He had the most infectious smile and great personality. Zach would greet me with that great smile and called me by name. That always impressed me considering all his customers. Always ready to help. Zach will be deeply missed. My sympathy to Zach’s beloved family.

  2. Martha condolence to you and your family on the passing of your beloved son Zach. My family will keep you in prayer.

  3. I would first like to say that I’m sorry for not maintaining our friendship.

    I thought I had time to make things right, time to reconnect. Since learning of your passing, I been thinking about all the good times we had and how solid of a friend you were.

    I’m praying for your family.

    I hope you know that I love you and that you will forever be my brother.

  4. The Cartwright family extends our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this most challenging time. Please know that we are here if ever you need us. May Zach Rest In Peace.

  5. Zach was one of my “why’s” I entered into education. First met him as a freshman this hungry, scrawny, fun-loving kid who wanted to challenge the line coach to a ladder of hammer curls. There was no challenge to big for him. We continued our contacts through our Summit alumni football mentorship. Our challenge is to come together, support Nicki and the children and make sure his legacy is cemented. Love to all.

  6. Omg brother can’t believe I just received this message that you had pass on. Man I will never forget you helping me when my brother passed your kind words and that smile got me thru it sorry I didn’t keep in touch with no one from school we all went our separate paths. Wish I would have gotten to see you as a grown Man. My deepest condolences goes to your family and all our friends we went to school with. You will never be forgotten brother.

  7. I had the unique opportunity and honor to teach and coach Zach in his high school years. Yes, he worked hard and excelled in sports but he also did so in life. His presence was impossible to ignore and his larger than life personality always shined through all while confidently exhibiting a calm, happy demeanor. I was able to reconnect with Zach last summer and felt pride for the man he had become with a loving family and so many loving friends around him! I am a better person because of Zach. He exemplified what it means to be an amazing teammate and leader. My deepest condolences to Zach’s family and all who shared in his love.

  8. We met Zach when he first began working at Trader Joe’s. He captured our hearts immediately as he and our son Zach were exactly same age. We smiled through the years watching Your Zach grow as a man, a husband and a father. He was so proud of his family and always showed us the most recent photos. He shared so much of who he was with us and it made us want to aspire to be the same friend to everyone that he was to so many fortunate friends. We truly love him and will continue to send our love to his precious loved ones.

  9. Zach brightened the room and everyone in it. His kind, genuine, engaging, fun, and dynamic nature inspired everyone he met and we are all better off for the precious time we had with him. He was a positive influence on everyone he met.

    We miss you Zach! You will forever touch our hearts.


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