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WELLS, Deborah Lynn 59, of Butler Township, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born in St. Louis, MO on March 6, 1955 to Wallace & Vergene (Slankard) Dillow. Deborah graduated from Wright State University with a B.A. in Philosophy. She was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church and the Noble Circle Project. Deborah was a music minister, singer, songwriter, loving wife, mother & grandmother. She was employed by Dayton Metro Libraries for many years and was a naturalist that provided outdoor education for Five River Metro Parks, Greene County Parks, Ohio State Parks at Caesar's Creek State Park and outdoor education program manager for Big Brothers & Big Sisters. Deborah was an avid gardener, artist, and tree hugger who loved God & family. Preceded in death by her mother, Vergene Dillow, and her sister, Barbara Rihm. Survived by her beloved husband of 36 years, Michael Wells; father, Wallace Dillow; 2 daughters, Stefanie Baker (Kevin) & Kristen Wells (fiance' Lance Weaver); son, Jonathan Wells (Christina); 3 grandchildren, Emma, Lauren & Dylan; 2 sisters, Terry Matot (Earl) & Laura Sieben; 2 brothers, Richard Dillow (Karri) & Ronald Dillow; numerous nieces, nephews, countless friends & loved ones. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 at St. Christopher Church, 435 E. National Rd., Vandalia, OH 45377. Father Frank Keferl, celebrant. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Dayton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the mass (10-11 a.m.) at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elizabeth New Life Center, 359 Forest Ave.,#203, Dayton, OH 45405 or the Noble Circle Project, P.O. Box 750192, Dayton, OH 45475. Arrangements by the GEORGE C. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, "Northridge Chapel," 5040 Frederick Pike, Dayton. Condolences can be shared at www.georgecmartinfuneralhome.com.

Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 8, 2014
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