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Veronica M. Wells

1921 to 2015


Veronica M. Wells, 93 of Sidney, passed away Tuesday morning, March 31, 2015 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tues., April 7, with Wake Services at 6 p.m., Mon., April 6. Both services will the in the St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Jim Heithoff officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Veronica's name to the St. Patrick's Catholic Rummage House.

You may view Veronica's Book of Memories, leave condolences, stories and photos at

Veronica Mary Wells, the daughter of Carl Otto and Lucy Anna (Fendrich) Van Ness, was born at home on Oct. 15, 1921 at Broadwater. The family moved to Northport where Veronica attended country school and the Bridgeport Schools. She graduated in 1939 and attended Beauty School in Lusk, Wyo. On Aug. 1, 1943, Veronica was united in marriage to Virgil Oscar Wells in Wilmington, N.C. Following a move to Sidney, they relocated to Texarkana, TX, returning to Sidney in the early 1970s.

While in Sidney Veronica worked at the Sidney Telegraph, Tuffware and was extremely active in St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She served in many capacities including helping with funeral dinners and devoted many hours to the Catholic Rummage House. Veronica also enjoyed gardening, fishing and reading.

Survivors include: (2) sons: Virgil Wells and wife Karen of Lincoln and Jerry Wells and wife Cyndi of Mesquite, TX; (1) daughter: Kathleen Hill and friend John Whittle of Dalton; (1) sister: Theresa Collins and husband Mike of Covina, Calif .; (2) grandsons: Donny Wells and wife Korey of Sidney and Clarence Wells of Lincoln; (5) granddaughters: Angela, Shawn, Michelle, Wanita and Brandie; numerous great-grandchildren and extended family members.

Veronica was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Virgil in 2002, great-granddaughter: Danielle Balhmira and brothers: Lewis, twins: Lyle and Le Roy and a sister: Lucille.


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