Virginia “Ginny” Wells

June 03, 1931 ‒ August 26, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Virginia J. “Ginny” Wells, age 86 of Delaware passed away Saturday morning, August 26, 2017 at the Country Club Rehabilitation Campus in Delaware.

She was born on June 3, 1931 in Buckhannon, West Virginia to the late William and Ruby (Wilson) Shively.

As well as being a member of the Salvation Army Church, Ginny both volunteered and worked as the manager of the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Delaware. She also enjoyed working with the Salvation Army Home League.

In her younger years, she served as a 4-H and Cub Scout leader.

She is survived by her children, Nancy Davis of Delaware, David (Patsy) Wells of Ashley and Roberta Collins of Delaware; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Shively of FL; sisters, Leila Carley of Westerville and Karen Kuether of FL; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Ginny was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 43 years Kenneth E. Wells and her son Chuck Wells.

Friends may call from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, August 29 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware. To be followed by a funeral procession to Fairview Memorial Park for graveside burial services.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army, 340 Lake Street, Delaware, OH 43015.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • In Memory of my Sister Ginny Wells:

    This is to thank Ginny for all her years of serving others. She was always coming up with great games that she would have at her “toy” parties that she held successfully for many years and then she would do them for the Salvation Women’s League too. She would make the prettiest centerpieces and give them away at her meetings. It got too much for her lately but she did it up to her 80’s which in itself was remarkable.

    After her husband, Kenny, passed on from cancer she volunteered at the Cancer Society in Delaware and then she became a Sgt. in the Salvation Army. She served as the treasurer of the Delaware Salvation Army Church for many years.

    She and my husband were born on the same day, June 3rd, and they both loved to talk to each other. I know he will miss her very much as will all her many friends and family.

    God’s speed – Love forever ~ Your “little sister”, Karen

  • Rest In Peace Aunt Virginia. Her smile, her listening and caring ear was only topped by her joy she had for me and my brothers, Milton and Mark…as we would tell her what ever top-of-mind thing we just had to share. Her positive, funny way all topped by that unmistakable laugh will be missed.
    Love, Mitch, Amy, Max & Travis.

  • Always such a difficult time to release our loved ones, but is also a blessing to know they are in the very presence of the Lord Jesus. I pray peace & comfort that only the Heavenly Father can provide.

    In Christian Love,

  • Our Precious LORD has another GRACIOUS ANGEL in HIS HEAVENLY HOME !! LOVE TO ONE & ALL OF ANGEL VIRGINIA’S FAMILY !! I went to School with some of ANGEL “GINNY’S” Family Members !! LOVE TO YOU ALL !! xoxoxoxoxxx

  • RIP Ginny I’m so glad I got to know you you were very special to me I know your not suffering anymore you will be missed in my heart forever love you

  • You were such a beautiful angel Miss Ginny. Your love of life was inspiring. I’ll remember our talks and helping you with different projects. RIP miss Ginny. Joy

  • My memories of Ginny expand over 35 years, over those years Ginny has proven to be a dear and trusting friend! She loved the Lotd and wanted others to know Him and love Him to! She loved everyone she knew!

    Ginny thank you for being my friend I cherish the time we shared together and look to the day when we will see each other again in God’s kingdom!

  • Dear Wells Family we were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother may she rest in the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ the Rayburn family

  • I will forever remember Ginny as the nicest lady in the world. She always had an ear to listen but watch out she will give her opinion. Which most of the time it ended up being the right answer anyway LOL She will be missed but we will continue to love her She’s not gone. She’s just moved on to a much much better place

  • “Aunt” Ginny built me up in my faith which helped form me into the Christian I am today. I will always remember her smile and her hum. Growing up and having lunch dates with her and mom. A good Whopper and a ice cold Coke was our must have. I have so much love and respect for her, as well as Nancy, David and Roberta. May God bless and keep you all! Love Always, Mel