April 3, 1931 - April 26, 2022
Vivian Margaret Allensworth Wells departed this life on April 26, 2022 at the age of 91. She was born on April 3, 1931 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Delinure Cross Allensworth and Robert Lee Allensworth, Sr. Vivian was a lifelong resident of Terre Haute and graduated from Wiley High School in 1949. She was a member of the Israel of God’s Church for many years and enjoyed singing in the choir. She and her husband Lucius loved spending time with their church family. As many of you recall, she had a great sense of style and loved her hats. Vivian was employed at JC Penney as a merchandise assistant for 15 years, retiring in July 1988. After her retirement, she traveled extensively, both internationally and domestically, with her children and their families. Vivian enjoyed life and was devoted to her family. She was the biggest cheerleader of her children and grandchildren, attending many sporting events, dance recitals and competitions across the country. She adored her grandchildren, who were always in and out of her house throughout the day on a regular basis. Family gatherings around the holidays were important to Vivian, and the family always looked forward to her delicious meals and desserts, which were highlighted by her apple and blackberry pies. Not only did she host and prepare these elaborate meals, she would also get up at the crack of dawn to go to work the next day. Vivian was an excellent seamstress and excelled at making clothes for her children and grandchildren, in addition to her own draperies and other accessories. Her attention to details and order served her well not only with her sewing, but in everything that she did. Vivian was the most supportive mother and grandmother, who was always present not only for the big milestones but also for the small moments. She loved her family hard. Everyone who had the pleasure of meeting Vivian described her as “the sweetest lady.” She was soft spoken and always willing to lend an ear to those in need. Vivian was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Lucius Wells; daughter, Karen Wells; her parents; sister, Dorothy Allensworth Bottoms; and brothers, Robert, Jr. and Charles Allensworth. Vivian leaves to cherish her memory: her sons Frederick Wells (Gladys) of Cape Coral, Florida; Jerrold Wells (Adrean) of Terre Haute, Indiana; Kevin Wells (Dr. Mureena Turnquest) of Newburgh, Indiana; and daughter, Phyllis Wells Mullins (Clarence) of Fishers, Indiana; grandsons, Sean Wells (Ashley) of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Blair Wells of Newburgh, Indiana; and granddaughters, Tara Wells (Shawn Bryant) of Westfield, Indiana; Alana Wells Gower (Brett) of Pass Christian, Mississippi; Dr. Lindsay Wells (Gemayel Beecham) of Windsor Hills, California; Sarah Wells Adduci (David) of Berwyn, Illinois; and Gabrielle Mullins of Fishers, Indiana; a great-granddaughter, Journey Beecham of Windsor Hills, California; sister, Mary Allensworth Greer of Terre Haute, Indiana; brother-in-law, Robert Wells of DeKalb, Illinois; sister-in-law, Helen Wells Taylor (Robert) of Galesburg, Illinois; special nieces, Sandra Bottoms Seals (Dolph) of Carmel, Indiana; Cheryl and Patty Greer of Terre Haute, Indiana; special cousins, Kathern Fowler of Russiaville, Indiana; Betty Harris of Clinton Township, Michigan; Carolyn Reed of Noblesville, Indiana; and a host of other nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, and church family. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (CST) Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN 47714. Visitation will continue from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST) Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Israel of God’s Church, 801 Gilbert Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47807. A funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Reverend Steven A. Ewing officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery, 1601 Lockport Rd., Terre Haute, IN. The family of Vivian Wells wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Walnut Creek Special Care Center, SouthernCare Hospice Services, and Indy Patchin. Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.
Vivian Margaret Allensworth Wells departed this life on April 26, 2022 at the age of 91. She was born on April 3, 1931 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Delinure Cross Allensworth and Robert Lee Allensworth, Sr. Vivian was a lifelong resident of... View Obituary & Service Information
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