News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 17, 2013

Maxine O. Wells


COAL CITY —  Maxine O. Wells, 94, of Coal City, passed away on Jan. 16, 2013, at Glenburn Nursing Home, in Linton, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Coal City, Sept. 7, 1918, the daughter of Lewis D. and Stella (Bashaw) Collenbaugh. She married William Donald Wells June 27, 1936; he survives.

Mrs. Wells was a member of Coal City Church of Christ and a charter member of Busy Bee HomeEc Club. She was a terrific cook and enjoyed playing euchre, watching Indiana Univeristy basketball, and raising her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Collenbaugh.

She is survived by her husband of 76 years, Donald Wells of Coal City; a son, Gerald Wells and wife Nelda of Spencer; a daughter, Wanda Francis and husband William of Clay City; four grandchildren, Darla Thomas (Bill) of Spencer, Kevin Wells (Kelli) of Bloomington, David (Connie) Francis of Coal City, and Janell Grafe (David) of Clay City; 12 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur Collenbaugh and wife Marge of Coal City; as well as several extended family members.

Services for Maxine will be at 2 p.m.,  Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, with pastor David Grafe officiating. Burial will follow at Fiscus Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shults-Lewis Child and Family Services, Inc. P.O. Box 471 Valparaiso, IN 46384. To light a candle in her memory, visit: