Eleanor Wells, 83

Eleanor Wells, 83, of LaFontaine, died at 7:15 a.m., July 22, 2020 at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine. 

She was born Nov. 11, 1936 in Martin, Ky. to Paul and Eva (Kilborn) Samons.

Eleanor married Darvin Wells in Clintwood, Virginia on February 24, 1966; he died June 25, 2008. She retired from Wagner's in Wabash. Eleanor attended Wabash Friends Church. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed her dog "Ginny," and especially loved her family.

She is survived by daughter, Rosella "Rose" (Don) Smalley of Wabash; and her sister, Loretta (Dick) Marshall of Dunning, Neb.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, and 4 brothers.

Funeral services were Friday, July 24, 2020, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.

Entombment was in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Honorary pallbearers are Don Phillips, Doug Wells, Jerry Proffitt, Tanner Proffitt, Tyler Proffitt, and Nathan Herron.

Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Eleanor may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Jul 23