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Alice Avis (Wells) Shattuck

December 18, 1932 ~ January 2, 2021 (age 88)


Alice Avis (Wells) Shattuck, 88, of Ionia went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the SKLD facility in Ionia.  Alice was born December 18, 1932 to Paul and Reha (Dutcher) Wells in Portland, Michigan where she grew up on the family farm.  There she gained a strong work ethic that she never lost. 

After graduating from Portland High School in 1950, Alice moved to Ionia to work as a Michigan Bell Telephone operator; there in Ionia she met lifelong friends including her future husband, Oren Shattuck III.  She was married 57 years to Oren until his death in 2011.

Surviving are her daughters Susan Albertson-Wood (Richard Sinke) of Lowell and Rebekah Shattuck of Saranac; son Oren (Rachel) Shattuck IV of Ionia; grandchildren Christine ( David) Rightmire of Edmond, OK, Sean (Cynthia) Wood of Grayling, MI, Timothy Shattuck of Ionia, Sarah (Andrew) Scott of Hanston, KS;  seven  great-grandchildren; brothers  Gerald Wells of Portland and Stephen (Cindy) Wells of Grandville; sister Doris Maag of Charlotte;  sisters-in-law Geri Wells of Lowell and Marilyn Wells of Reed City;  her extended Shattuck Family through marriage especially Barb and Ben Staphish of Hastings and Laura Rademacher of Lansing, and Alice’s church family at Galilee Baptist Church in Saranac.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Oren, son Daniel Shattuck, grandson Michael Wood; sisters Pauline (Clinton) Powell and Josephine (Herschell) Hosford; brothers Ronald (Marsella) Wells, Richard (Joyce) Wells and Norman Wells, and brothers-in-law Francis Maag, Ed Bentley, and Clinton Powell.

Alice loved the Lord with all her heart and was a faithful servant.  She loved her family and the adventures they shared.  Besides treasuring her own children and grandchildren, Alice cared diligently for over a hundred children during a 40-year span.  Alice enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing crafts, and gardening.

The family of Alice Shattuck would like to thank SKLD of Ionia for their gentle and loving care over the past few years but especially these last few days.  Thank you for the prayers and encouraging words of support from our family and friends.

A Celebration of Alice Shattuck’s life will be planned after the pandemic allows us to safely gather. 

Those wishing to make a contribution in Alice Shattuck’s memory, please consider a donation to Galilee Baptist Church in Saranac and/or a donation to SKLD of Ionia.  To share a photo, memory and to sign the online guestbook at


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