V. Maxine Wells

November 21, 1920 ‒ January 20, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

V. Maxine Wells, age 93 of Delaware passed away Monday morning, January 20, 2014 at Sarah Moore Home with her family by her side.

Born on November 21, 1920 in Cambridge she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Bessie Ann (Wiesenstine) Max. A resident of Delaware since 1959, Maxine married Lawrence Wells in 1944, and together they shared 47 special years until his passing in 1991.

Maxine graduated from Cambridge Business School and went on to become the secretary to the principal(s) at Willis Intermediate School for 24 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of William Street United Methodist Church for 55 years, where she served as treasurer. Her love for this spiritual family drew many new congregants who remain faithful members.

She was an avid reader, and she enjoyed her travels with husband Larry, trying their luck with “the slots,” a tradition she continued to enjoy with her friends. Maxine had a profound love for many genres of music, and she and Larry performed sacred duets on the local radio station in Cambridge, Ohio during the early years of their marriage.

Maxine was blessed with many dear friends and acquaintances, and she spent her final years at the Suites at Sarah Moore to be near them.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Marianne Wells, and her son-in-law, Tom Tomasovic, of Brooklyn, NY.

Marianne and Tom would like to thank the dedicated staff at Sarah Moore for being her extended family for the past four years. The final months of her life were filled with the love and compassion provided by many wonderful caregivers from Acclaim Hospice.

Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, located near the Willis School she loved. Friends may also gather from 9:15 -10:15 a.m. at William St. United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St., Delaware where a service celebrating the life of Maxine Wells will follow at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Julie Carmean officiating. Due to inclement weather, graveside services have been rescheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday at Northwood Cemetery, 1399 N. 10th St., Cambridge, Ohio.

Remembrances of flowers or memorial contributions to Sarah Moore Home, 26 N Union St, Delaware, OH 43015 or Acclaim Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 140 Columbus, Ohio 43231 will be sincerely appreciated.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com