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E. Virginia 'Ginny' Wellman dies

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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.

Ginny is 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.

Mrs. Wellman 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.

A funeral 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 Coldwater.

Visitation will 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.



Posted 11/23/2012