Indiana University Bloomington

Always meant a lot to the families

Marjorie Blewett

Herman B Wells attended funerals. He went to family visitations. He sent letters, made telephone calls to the family. He thought it was very important to mark the end of a life, and to comfort the grieving. Over the years, Dr. Wells attended thousands of funerals, locally, all over Indiana, across the country, and sometimes the world. His appearance, note or phone call always meant a lot to families. Dr. Wells had attended funerals for a lot of skinny people. A number of them were skinny doctors, who had said, in grave tones, "Herman, you just have to lose weight." He had outlived so many of those doctors when he died at 97.

From Remembering Herman B Wells, 1901-2000:, March 22, 2000

Thanks to the Bloomington Herald-Times for allowing Digital Wells to publish these excerpts from their archive.