Eunice W. Wellin of 2960 Darling Road, Interlaken passed away at the Reconstruction Home in Ithaca on Sunday, March 16, 2003 at the age of 85.

Born on November 14, 1917 in the Town of Hector, Eunice was the daughter of Charles and Agnes Kelly Wright. She was a graduate of Trumansburg High School and was a devoted wife to Donald Arthur Wellin until his death on December 18, 1979.

An active member of her community, Eunice held memberships in the Trumansburg United Methodist Church and the Trumansburg Senior Citizens. She also served as a spotter for the Civil Air Defense during WW II.

Eunice could often be found working on a craft project, looking for hummingbirds while tending her garden or watching sports on TV. She also kept busy with scrabble, crossword puzzles and never passed up an opportunity to play cards but all activities stopped if someone produced a scratch-off lottery card, especially "Cash Word", her favorite.

In addition to her husband, Eunice was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Marlene Wellin in 1997; a brother, Clarence Wright and 2 sisters, Marian Lowe and Helen Painter. She is survived by 2 sons, James Alan Wellin of Interlaken and Donald Richard Wellin of Punta Gorda, FL; a daughter, Joline Marie Hendrix of Interlaken; 9 grandchildren, Briana and Ashley Cooper, Stacy Hendrix, Chris and Lynne Preston, Kim Stari , Tanya Tuckerman, Steven Bell and Sean Bollinger and 12 great-grandchildren, Nathan, Hannah, Vicky and Noah Stari, Christy and Kelly Kirkland, Danielle Preston, Kiersten Hendrix, Jenna McDonald and Erica, Meghan and Joseph Tuckerman.

Services will be held at the Trumansburg United Methodist Church on Friday, March 21, 2003 at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Deborah Pritts officiating. Prayers of Committal at the Grove Cemetery will be scheduled at a later date.

The family will be present to receive their friends at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg on Thursday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Contributions in Eunice's memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 31 Adams Ave., Endicott, NY 13760, Multiple Sclerosis Resources of Central NY, P.O. Box 237, East Syracuse, NY 13057, the Reconstruction Home, ATTN: ACTIVITIES FUND, 318 S. Albany St., Ithaca, NY 14850 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Additional information may be obtained by calling the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home at 1-888-534-5446.

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