Stella Coffman was born in 1873. She was the daughter of Lewis K. Coffman and Martha Ruby. She lived in Powhatan from birth until 1910, when she moved to Imboden. She married George Walter Wells. They had 1 child, Johnnie Wells.

Following the death of her father, J. R. Eudaly filed for guardianship of Stella and her siblings Ferdinand Coffman, Homer L. Coffman, and Eulalila Coffman, as her mother had married Eudaly.