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Marianne Welch
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“Kel & Family, We send our deepest condolences. Even though the distance separates us, you and your family are always with us and in our hearts....Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Paul Worthman - Ocala, FL

“Sending our condolences to the family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Renee Conaway - WAPAKONETA, OH

“I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of mourning. Isaiah 61:1,2 ; Matthew 5:4 ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of Marianne's passing. She was always good to me. Your family is in my prayers. Marianne will always be remembered. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Pollie Burnett - Lima, OH

“Kel and family- so sorry to hear this news. Had a lot of fun times at work Marianne. Sending prayers to all of you. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Karen Rains - Friend

“Kc and Kel and family and loved ones i am so sorry for you loss. She was such a loving and wonderful person... always having a smile on her face. My...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Kim and Josh Zook - St marys, OH

“Kel and family, you're in my thoughts and prayers. Marianne meant a lot to me in the short time that I've come to know her and have always enjoyed...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Trey Wheeler - Lima, OH

“kel and all the family. i am sorry to hear of your loss. you can call me if you want to talk. im sorry i could not be there in person to be there for...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: sheila welch-moore - midland, TX

“Kel and family , I am Sheila's half Sister "Deb Culp" , I am so sorry for your loss.No words can express what you all went through .I don't know you ...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Debra Culp - Wapakoneta, OH

“wonderful person will be missed thinking of you Linda Chiles and family ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. Will and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Will & Connie Music - Lima, OH

“So sorry for your loss. May God be with the family at this time. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Thelma Musser - Wapak, OH

“So so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with all of you throughout this journey. Kathy and Randy Wallace ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy and Randy Wallace - OH

“Kel, my heart is breaking for you and your family. My thoughts are with you all. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Leslie Wycuff - Wapakoneta, OH

“We are so very sorry to hear this. There are no words to express feelings at times like these. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers and...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Leann & Marlyn - Family

“Kel and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Marianne was a very special lady and she loved you all so much. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Jill and Joe Bower - Lima, OH

“Kel so sorry to hear of Marianne passing. Sending hugs and our sympathies ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Sid and Sue Sidener - Summerville, GA

“Kel and family, Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you have peace in knowing Marianne is at rest and may...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Dan and Ailsa Purcell - Kenton, OH


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Marianne Welch, age 58 of Wapakoneta, died at 11:04 a.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center, with loving family members surrounding her bedside. She is the daughter of Morris and Juanita Leffel, who survive. She married Kel L. Welch, who was her devoted husband and compassionate caregiver during her illness of 2 years and 8 months.

Marianne graduated in 1977 from Wapakoneta High School and was a member of the Buckland United Church of Christ. She had worked for 23 years at Superior Metal Products and 9 years at Dana Corporation. She was also a member of the UAW 1769.

She loved camping with her family and friends at Sun Valley Camp Grounds. Her talents included cooking and baking, especially her black raspberry pies. She treasured her family and will be remembered for the great love she showed them.

Survivors also include her children - Stephanie Hardison, Kel Curtis (Jeana) Welch, and Kendall Welch; siblings include Lynette (Ted) Rupert, Neil (Cheryl) Leffel; grandchildren - the loves of her life - Asiah, Christopher, Amyah, and Bobby; mother-in-law - Vivian Welch; father-in-law - Farrell (Phyllis) Welch; sisters-in-law - Kerrie (Steve) Picker, Jackie (Greg) Plaugher; Jeanie (Bill) Szipple; Joyce Daldos, Shelia (Donnie) Moore; brothers-in-law - Kent (Karen) Welch; Farrell (Amaris) Welch; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will received friends from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 11, 2017 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Buckland United Church of Christ, Buckland. Pastors Adrian Sunday and Jeanette Tangeman will officiate. Burial will follow at a later date in Buckland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Buckland United Church of Christ.