E. Virginia “Ginny” Wellman, 87 of Coldwater, Michigan, passed away on
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at her home.
Ginny was born
November 3, 1925 in Detroit, Mich., to Edward and Nellie (McCorkel) Davis.
She married Ivan Wellman on January 1, 1980 in Waltersborough, SC.
survived by her husband Ivan, her children Norman Thornton of Wanatah, Ind.,
Diana (Robert) Roose of Michigan City, Ind., her stepchildren Larry Wellman
of Union, Mo., David (Debby) Wellman of LaCross, Ind., Scott (Laurie)
Wellman of Valparaiso, Ind., Elaine (Frank) Dutkiewicz of Florida, eight
grandchildren, ten step-grandchildren, many great, grand and step-great
grandchildren and her pride and joy “Princess” the yellow lab.
She was preceded
in death by her daughter Norma Jean Brock in 1984, an infant daughter Margie
Ann Thornton and three brothers.
spent most of her life in the Chesterton, Ind., area, relocating to
Coldwater in 1989. She had worked a few years as a nurse aide at St. Anthony
Hospital in Michigan City, IN and also at various factories, but devoted
most of her life to being a wife, mother and homemaker. She had formerly
attended East Ovid United Brethren Church in Coldwater and currently
belonged to the Camden United Brethren Church. Ginny enjoyed word searches,
jigsaw puzzles, quilting and embroidery and had traveled extensively with
her husband over the years. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending time
with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.
service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Dutcher
Funeral Home in Coldwater, Mich., with Tom Miller from the Sturgis Mennonite
Church officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in
be held on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 from 5 – 8:00 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home
Memorials may be
directed the American Lung Association. www.dutcherfh.com