James Edward “Jim” Wellman

September 17, 1940 ‒ October 06, 2018

Mount Gilead, Ohio

James Edward “Jim” Wellman, age 78, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 06, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on September 17, 1940, in Columbus, OH, to the late Anderson B. and Jeannette (Dittman) Wellman.

Shortly after turning 18, Jim joined the United States Army of which he was honorably discharged.

On March 1, 1960, Jim married the love of his life, Karen R. Windom.

For many years, Jim was self-employed as a window and siding contractor. During his working years he enjoyed bowling, fishing and camping. After retirement, Jim enjoyed living in the country. He loved putting together puzzles, woodworking, watching NASCAR, and hitting the dirt track races with the guys. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a hardworking man who loved to be with his family and had a bit of a sweet tooth.

Left to cherish his memory includes his wife, Karen; children: Terry R. (Donna) Wellman of Marengo, Roger (Donna) Wellman of Iberia, Thomas E. (Lilibeth) Wellman of Hawaii and Tina Westbrook of Mount Gilead; grandchildren: Amanda (Michael), Blake, Andrew (Kaila), Anthony, Tyler, Amber, and Taylor; one great-granddaughter, Stella; brother, Henry (Becky) Wellman of Pataskala; sisters: Ruth Ann (Charlie) Hancock of Frazeyburg, OH, Barb (Jim) Sells of Florida, Nancy Wellman of Pennsylvania, and Diane Wellman of Columbus; and his beloved cat, Nosey.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and first grandson, Kyle.

His family will be holding a private graveside service at Oak Grove Memorial Park.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the great team that took care of him: Hospice of Morrow County. 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.

Snyder Funeral Homes are honored to have been chosen to serve Jim’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Tina and family,

    Sorry for your loss. May my thoughts and prayers be with you during your time of sorrow. May James rest in peace in heaven.

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
    Chris Tantarelli-Mailey

  • Jim was “grumpy” long before he was old enough to use it as an excuse, but we loved him for his passion towards making every job he completed his signature achievement. He sure loved his family and friends, and his legacy of honesty & integrity will live on.