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Doris Mae (Driscoll) Wells

Born: Tue., Feb. 22, 1921
Died: Tue., Oct. 7, 2014

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Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

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Houghton---Doris Wells of 9900 Luckey, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in the Absolut at Houghton Nursing Home. She was born on February 22, 1921 in Dushore, PA, the third of eight children of the late Fred and Harriett McCarty Driscoll.  She married George R. Wells who predeceased her on October 15, 2009.

Upon graduation from high school, Doris ventured out of Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, to attend Houghton College.  She proved to be a committed Christian, diligent student, and outstanding athlete.  She was characterized by a quiet and gracious spirit, determination, and tenacity.

During her college years, Doris attracted the attention and won the heart of George R. Wells, a fellow student at Houghton and eventual officer in the United States Navy and professor at the College.  But, she didn’t open her heart to George until he had accepted her Lord as his Savior while on a date where she left him stranded in a youth service where he heard and responded to the Gospel for the first time.

Although Doris was a career junior high school teacher who cared deeply for her students, she is best characterized as a dedicated wife and mother.  She dreaded the daily commute to and from work and any social event, but cherished time with her family.

Surviving are her children, G. Robert (Beth) Wells of Severn, Maryland, Laura Lee (Spud) Wentzel of Dillsburg, Pa., Delores Wells of Albany, Darlene Wells of Houghton, David (Lois) Wells of Quito, Ecuador, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore. The Rev. G. Robert Wells, son of Mrs. Wells will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Houghton.

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Nadean Huck
   Posted Fri October 10, 2014
Aunt Doris, I will miss you. I remember your sweet spirit of service to others, your soft-spoken way of talking, your love for your family. I have lovely memories of spending time with you in the summers and dinners with you and Uncle George when I attended Houghton. I rejoice that you are united with Christ and that you and mom are reunited as well. Until we meet again. My prayers are with your family. Nadean

Sally Johnson
   Posted Sun October 12, 2014
Doris Wells was a gracious hostess to her children's friends, and I have treasured memories of being welcome in her home and included in her family. Her life was a gift and blessing to many.

Willis and Beth Beardsley
   Posted Fri October 17, 2014
What a lovely woman and role model to those of us a bit younger. I am grateful for the quiet testimony of her life at HWChurch, and for the family so raised to love Jesus.

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