She was born Aug. 26, 1952 to William and Eleanore Hatfield Wells. She graduated from Carmel High School and had previously worked at Marsh Supermarket in Greencastle. She was presently a mold tech at the Lear Corporation.
She married James L. Passwater in 1973; he preceded her in death in 2006. In her free time, she enjoyed spending time outside and riding motorcycles.
Survivors include her son James Passwater II of Terre Haute; granddaughter Danielle Passwater of Temple, Texas; sisters Karen King of Carmel and Christine Wells; brother Dennis Wells of Atlanta; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents William and Eleanore Wells.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute with visitation from 4 p.m. until time of service. Entombment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Pastor Larry Spear will be officiating.