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Alice Jane Zainea, age 78, passed away and entered into eternal life with her Lord and Savior  early Tuesday morning, March 31, 2020 at Mission Point of Greenville.  The oldest of four children born to Fredrick & LaVerne (Kuhn) Wells, she was born on September 1, 1941 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

When she lived in San Antonio, Texas, she was actively involved in her church, Faith Based Institute. She managed the church’s substance abuse rehabilitation home for women and had also worked for 15 years as a quality control supervisor at Leon Plastics Inc. and Miller Metals Inc.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and golfing in her younger years, but found her greatest joy in time spent with her family.

She was preceded by her parents;  a brother, Eugene “Joe” Wells;  and a sister, Maryanne Keeler.

Surviving are her children, Michelle Rudy of Wyoming, Eugene & Lisa Zaniea of New Era, Daniel Zainea of New Era, Annette McKnight of Marne, and Susan Caswell of Greenville; and a sister, Doris Wheeler of Missouri.  Alice was also blessed with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Contributions in Alice’s memory may be directed to the Recreation Department at Mission Point of Greenville, 828 E. Washington Street, Greenville, MI 48838

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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Eugene zainea on April 2, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Miss you mom may god take care of you with love.

  2. Moe and Fran Zainea on April 2, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Michelle, Eugene, Danny, Annette and Susie you all are in our paryers. Alice was very supportive to me when I was in Vietnam. She would write to me offen keeping me up to date family life with all of you. Then when I got married, Fran and I would play cards with your mom and dad on some weekends. We enjoyed their company and the conversations that Alice just knew what to say. All of you and your families are in our prayers. Uncle Moe and Aunt Fran.

  3. Barb (Zainea) VanderWerf on April 2, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Dear Michelle, Eugene, Danny, Annette and Sue,
    Your mom was a very sweet lady. She was full of life and always made you feel welcome. Her smile and laugh were contagious and was always fun to be around. May you have many happy memories of her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.

    Dan and Barb (Zainea) VanderWerf and Family

  4. Shirley (Zainea) Schuelke & Family on April 2, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Dear Michelle, Eugene, Dan, Annette & Sue, May your mom rest in Peace. God Bless and Comfort all of you. Much Sympathy & Love to all.

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