PANDORA — R. Marie Welty, 88, passed away March 4, 2017 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.
was born Jan. 12, 1929 in Findlay to the late Charles and Cecile
(Davis) Leader. On March 18, 1949, she married Donald "Red" Welty who
preceded her in death on July 16, 1976.
Marie graduated from Findlay High School and then worked as a candy
striper at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay. She later worked as a
switchboard operator at Bell Telephone, Pandora Dry Goods, Menke's
Pharmacy, Pandora Lunch Box, and Pandora Medical Center and as a
self-employed homemaker service. She was a member of Grace Mennonite
Church in Pandora, past member of Pandora EMS and former Girl Scout
leader. She enjoyed painting, reading, gardening, cooking and spending
time with her friends.
Survivors include a daughter, Wendene Grismore of Pandora; four
grandchildren, April (Gary) Holland, Mitchel (Heather) Welty, Emily
(Brian) Meyer and Kelli (Matthew) Bailey; five great-grandchildren,
Jaron (Taylor), Avery, Garrison, Carter and Brayden; a sister, Marjorie
Buchanan of North Baltimore; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Welty of Findlay
and several nieces and nephews.
Marie was preceded in death by a son, Charles "Chuck" Welty, a
grandson, Anthony Grismore; two brothers, Glenn (Clara) Leader and
Robert (Beverly) Leader; and a brother-in-law, Howard Buchanan.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 8, at Chiles-Laman
Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. Chaplain Rick Hart
officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery following the
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.