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Age 86

Date of Death February 26, 2014

Place of Death Kalamazoo, Michigan

Service Details

A memorial service to celebrate Ardena's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the First. United Methodist Church of Three Rivers with Pastor Robert Nystrom officiating.


Obituary Notice

Ardena Joyce Wells, age 86, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 26, 2014,at the New Friends Assisted Living, Kalamazoo, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Three Rivers, MI., on Feb. 3, 1928, the daughter of Bernard and Pauline Wetherbee Smith.
On Jan. 20, 1950, Ardena married the love of her life, Mr. Lane Wells. Together they raised three children, partly in Three Rivers and eight years in Grand Haven where she and Lane attended the Methodist Church of the Dunes. Ardena worked in banking for many years before finishing her career as a bookkeeper for W.F. Wells & Sons before retiring.
Mrs. Wells was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Three Rivers where she sang in the choir. She loved flowers of all kinds and working in her garden.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband of 64 years, Lane Wells, of Three Rivers; three children, Michael (Sharon) Wells, of Houston, TX.; Nancy Wells of Three Rivers, and Diana (Steven) Wells-Wilson of Sturgis, MI.; one sister, Huberta (Skip) Nisonger of Three Rivers; one brother Harold (Harriet) Smith of Traverse City, MI.; four grandchildren, Brandon, Carrie, Sarah, and Abbey; four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Bradley, Ethan, and Logan.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to Southwest Michigan Hospice. Envelopes are available at the Hohner Funeral Home in care of Ardena’s arrangements.



Condolence Messages(5)
My condolences to the Wells family

Robert McDonald gave their condolences on 3/3/2014 at 2:26 PM


Prayers for your family. I always knew her as Mrs. Wells in the Hobby Horse 4H club, lots of good memories. She was so energetic, encouraging and full of smiles for all of us. My prayers are with you during this journey. She was a wonderful lady to all.

Reggie Gherna-Chapman gave their condolences on 3/3/2014 at 3:12 PM


herbie so very sorry about your sister i'm praying for your family love you and skip

Angela Abel gave their condolences on 3/3/2014 at 8:21 PM


Death is certainly the enemy of mankind. It rends our hearts as we attempt to cope with our heart break. Now you are experiencing this most difficult circumstance. No one can really know the depth of your grief but I, like so many others, extend my sincere sympathy to you in your time of personal loss. As the Bible states it - 2 Corinthians 1:3 “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort”, I pray that you receive this comfort now. When you feel able please visit our website jw.org for encouraging information of how our loved ones will return to us in the resurrection.

Charles A. Seebald gave their condolences on 3/21/2014 at 3:24 PM


Education tells us the value of the parents, if the children have the parents and they are doing to buy assignment uk to do for betterment of their children’s life. Parents are blessing of god, which we can get information from the procedure of the getting education.

Hamza Mehmood gave their condolences on 12/12/2015 at 2:58 AM

Age 86

Date of Death February 26, 2014

Place of Death Kalamazoo, Michigan

Service Details

A memorial service to celebrate Ardena's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the First. United Methodist Church of Three Rivers with Pastor Robert Nystrom officiating.


Obituary Notice

Ardena Joyce Wells, age 86, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 26, 2014,at the New Friends Assisted Living, Kalamazoo, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Three Rivers, MI., on Feb. 3, 1928, the daughter of Bernard and Pauline Wetherbee Smith.
On Jan. 20, 1950, Ardena married the love of her life, Mr. Lane Wells. Together they raised three children, partly in Three Rivers and eight years in Grand Haven where she and Lane attended the Methodist Church of the Dunes. Ardena worked in banking for many years before finishing her career as a bookkeeper for W.F. Wells & Sons before retiring.
Mrs. Wells was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Three Rivers where she sang in the choir. She loved flowers of all kinds and working in her garden.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband of 64 years, Lane Wells, of Three Rivers; three children, Michael (Sharon) Wells, of Houston, TX.; Nancy Wells of Three Rivers, and Diana (Steven) Wells-Wilson of Sturgis, MI.; one sister, Huberta (Skip) Nisonger of Three Rivers; one brother Harold (Harriet) Smith of Traverse City, MI.; four grandchildren, Brandon, Carrie, Sarah, and Abbey; four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Bradley, Ethan, and Logan.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to Southwest Michigan Hospice. Envelopes are available at the Hohner Funeral Home in care of Ardena’s arrangements.


Condolence Messages(5)
My condolences to the Wells family

Robert McDonald gave their condolences on 3/3/2014 at 2:26 PM


Prayers for your family. I always knew her as Mrs. Wells in the Hobby Horse 4H club, lots of good memories. She was so energetic, encouraging and full of smiles for all of us. My prayers are with you during this journey. She was a wonderful lady to all.

Reggie Gherna-Chapman gave their condolences on 3/3/2014 at 3:12 PM


herbie so very sorry about your sister i'm praying for your family love you and skip

Angela Abel gave their condolences on 3/3/2014 at 8:21 PM


Death is certainly the enemy of mankind. It rends our hearts as we attempt to cope with our heart break. Now you are experiencing this most difficult circumstance. No one can really know the depth of your grief but I, like so many others, extend my sincere sympathy to you in your time of personal loss. As the Bible states it - 2 Corinthians 1:3 “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort”, I pray that you receive this comfort now. When you feel able please visit our website jw.org for encouraging information of how our loved ones will return to us in the resurrection.

Charles A. Seebald gave their condolences on 3/21/2014 at 3:24 PM


Education tells us the value of the parents, if the children have the parents and they are doing to buy assignment uk to do for betterment of their children’s life. Parents are blessing of god, which we can get information from the procedure of the getting education.

Hamza Mehmood gave their condolences on 12/12/2015 at 2:58 AM