Joyce Eileen Wells, 68


Joyce Eileen Wells, 68, of Anna, Ohio, passed away at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born on March 24, 1945, in Bucyrus, Ohio, the daughter of the late James and Mildred (Schroll) Schifer.

On July 2, 1968, she was first married to Tom Hagelberger, who preceded her in death on July 5, 1974. On April 7, 1978, she was married to Frederick M. Wells, who preceded her in death only a few days ago on Dec. 3, 2013.

Joyce is survived by her daughter, Krista Meyer; and husband, Greg of Anna, Ohio; three grandchildren, Kelsey, Morgan and Leah Meyer, all of Anna, Ohio; two sisters, Janet Schiefer and husband Larry of Bucyrus, Ohio, and Shirley Kraft and husband Oscar of Hartford, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joyce Wells was a 1963 graduate of Holmes Liberty High School in Crawford County, Ohio, and a graduate of The Ohio State University. Following graduation she taught at Anna Local Schools for 32 years. Joyce was baptized and confirmed at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Bucyrus, Ohio.

She was a member at St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Anna, Ohio where she was a Sunday school teacher and superintendent, Sunday school pianist, and a member of the church choir and the worship team. She also served on the Parish Education Committee and was a Bible school coordinator. Joyce was a member of the Anna Education Foundation, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and a volunteer at the Ross Historical Society in Sidney, Ohio. She enjoyed following Ohio State football and volunteering for various organizations. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren’s different activities and events.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at 1 p.m. at St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Anna, Ohio, with the Rev. Michael Althauser officiating. The burial of Joyce and her husband Fred, will be at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 4-7 p.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Anna Education Foundation/Fred & Joyce Wells Memorial Fund.

Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wells family at the funeral home website, www.cromesfh.com.