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Helen Wells

May 29, 1932 - February 9, 2021

MUNCIE – Helen (Marincin) Wells, 88, passed away on February 9, 2021 at The Enclave Nursing Home in Fishers, IN.

Helen was born in Malý Lipník, Slovakia on May 29, 1932.  Helen and her mother emigrated to the United States in 1939, prior to the start of World War II, to both rejoin with their father/husband who…READ MORE

MUNCIE – Helen (Marincin) Wells, 88, passed away on February 9, 2021 at The Enclave Nursing Home in Fishers, IN.

Helen was born in Malý Lipník, Slovakia on May 29, 1932.  Helen and her mother emigrated to the United States in 1939, prior to the start of World War II, to both rejoin with their father/husband who was employed in Lorain, Ohio.  Helen arrived in Lorain, Ohio two weeks prior to the start of school and unable to understand the English language.  She maintained a lifelong appreciation for two elementary school educators, who dedicated themselves with after school hours of instruction, to facilitate Helen’s transition for acquiring a new language.

After high school graduation, Helen entered the field of accounting through employment with a Cleveland, Ohio CPA firm.  She was rapidly promoted from performing clerical assignments to becoming an office manager.  During this time, she attended night classes to further her knowledge of accounting. She was a member of the American Society of Women’s Accountants and was awarded an Ohio Public Accountant’s License.  Motherhood deferred Helen’s educational aspirations until 1975, when she was admitted to Ball State University as a 43 year old college freshman.  Her goal was fulfilled in July of 1980, by graduating with honors, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Ball State University.  Following graduation, Helen was employed with Ball State in the University Controller’s Office.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Dr. Grant J. Wells, her parents John and Mary Marincin, and siblings Mary and Stephen Marincin.  She is survived by her two brothers Joseph Marincin (Lorain, Ohio) and John Marincin (Palm Harbor, Florida);  two sons Grant M. Wells (wife, Brenda Costello-Wells) of Fishers, and Dr. David Wells of Idaho Falls, ID; three grandchildren Ryan Wells of Fort Collins, CO, Joseph D. Wells of Spokane, WA and Emma Wells of Salt Lake City, UT.

Helen and her husband enjoyed traveling, gardening, and attending sporting and musical events offered through Ball State University.  They both enjoyed visits from family and friends.  An extended family of dear friends, church members, and colleagues were acquired during their years of residence in Muncie and both were thankful for these interactions and memories.

Helen and her husband were members of St. Mary Parish.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at St. Mary Catholic Church.  Private burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, Ohio.

Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, February 15, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials may be sent to the Dr. Grant J. and Helen Wells Scholarship Fund for Finance and Accounting students, Ball State University Foundation, 2800 W. Bethel Ave. Muncie, IN 47304, or to the St. Mary Prescription Bank Fund, St. Mary Church, Muncie, IN 47303.

The public can view Helen’s video tribute online at www.meeksmortuary.com.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, February 15, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

St. Mary Catholic Church

Address:

2300 West Jackson Street
Muncie, Indiana 47304


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Calvary Cemetery

Address:

Lorain, Ohio


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