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Emily H. (Dodds) Wells

Born: Sun., May 28, 1933
Died: Sat., Sep. 29, 2018

Funeral Service


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 04, 2018
Location: Hanley and Sons

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Emily H. Wells, 85, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Trailpoint Village Nursing Center in South Bend, IN after an extended illness with her loving family by her side.

 Emily was born May 28, 1933 in Bedford, IN to the late Samuel and Audree (Dodds) Hitchcock. She has resided in the Michiana area for the last nine years coming from Bedford.

  She is survived by her sons: Jeffry H. (Danette) Wells of South Bend and Phillip L. Wells of Momence, IL and her loving grandchildren Audree L. Wells of Houston, TX and Joseph H. Wells of South Bend. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Patricia J. Greiner.

 Emily was a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Speech and Hearing and was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.

 She was a homemaker and lovingly cared for her son, Phillip, for many years taking care of his special needs. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing card, shopping and being with her loving family and grandchildren.

 Memorial contributions can be made in Emily’s honor to the Good Shepard Manor, P.O. Box 260, Momence, IL 60954.

 Visitation will take place on Thursday, October 4th, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at State Road 23/West Ireland Road, South Bend. Additional visitation, is pending in Bedford with burial to take place at Crest Haven Cemetery, Bedford, IN.

  The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled local arrangement and extends its deepest sympathy to the Wells family.

 Condolences may be expressed online through our website: www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com

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Ted Harry
   Posted Tue October 02, 2018
I’m so sorry for your loss. This is one of life’s greatest challenges that we have to face.
Jesus said ,did and promised something that gives us comfort
and hope. In the Bible at John 11:11-14 Jesus liken death to sleep.
This comfort us in two ways: 1) we are assured by those words that our loved ones are not suffering or in pain. 2) If a person is just sleeping he will wake up! Notice what Jesus does next at John 11:43-44, this is amazing!
Jesus promised us something similar at John 5:28,29 what a beautiful hope we have!

The Graham's
   Posted Wed October 03, 2018
Heartfelt condolences to the Wells family. I look forward to a time when we no longer have to experience pain or death as mentioned in Revelation 21:4. May Jehovah, the God of comfort, give you peace that surpasses all understanding during this difficult time.

Patricia (Stapp) Morrisette, Lakewood, CO
   Posted Wed October 10, 2018
Condolences to the family. I attended Central Elementary School with Emily from the 5th grade to graduation in 1951. Emily's mother would drive us to Sunday School and Church every week while we were in Elementary School. It was greatly appreciated as we didn't have transportation. Through the years we would visit each other at reunions and once we met for lunch at Monroe Lake many years later. My husband also graduated from Purdue University (Engineering) so we moved to Lakewood, CO, in 1960 and have lived in Colorado since then. We have 3 children, 2 boys and a daughter, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren all settled in suburban Denver. Sincerely, Pat

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