Betty J. (Franks) Welch

September 25, 1931 ‒ October 25, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Betty J. (Franks) Welch of Mt. Gilead, 86 years of age, surrounded by her loving family is now at peace after a brief illness, passing away on October 25th, 2017.

Betty was born September 25, 1931. She raised four wonderful daughters that she dearly loved, and enjoyed collecting angels, long conversations with her surviving siblings; especially Raymond who she considered more of a son than a brother. She loved to host Easter egg hunts and fish fry for her (20) grandchildren (31) great-grandchildren and (1) great-great grandchild. She was an avid Buckeyes fan and you could always find her in her favorite color red.  Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that will never be forgotten.

Preceded in death by mother and father Howard P. and Mabel L. Franks, first husband Robert Burroughs, sisters Isabelle Davis, Geneva Knapp, brother Kenneth Franks and grandson Virgie Mitchell III.

Survived by loving husband of 36 years, James; sisters, Josephine Short of Cardington, Helen Stout of Lebanon, MO, Patty (Steve) Smith of Galion; brothers, Raymond (Joyce) of Marengo, Roger Franks (Debbie McClintock) of Mt. Gilead; daughters, Bobbie (Greg) Carter, Barb (Tom) Fathbruckner, Beverly (Robert) Gould, and Brenda (Everett) Jenkins; and step-children: Sally Ann Welch-Spry, Susan Miller, James T. Welch, and Jennifer ( James) Murton.

Friends may call from 4 – 7 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 North Main Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338. Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held there Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Bill Stephens officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, 334 S. Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015.  Please join family and friends for an informal gathering at the Delaware Moose Lodge #1167, 80 N. Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015, following burial services.

Memorial contributions, if so desired, may be made to OhioHealth Hospice, 1713 Marion Mount Gilead Rd., Suite 107, Marion, OH 43302.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Betty’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • To know you are truly home to my dearest and best friend and neighbor for over fifty years.Betty and I became next door neighbors in 1965 when we moved two doors from her family in Delaware.We became good friends baby sit for each other after my son was born . She was always busy with her four young daughters and a great homemaker . We moved in separate directions but has always been my dearest friend. She will be missed by all who loved her and never got to tell her how much we appreciate her. Thank you. God speed Peggy

  • I am a neighbor of her Daughter Beverly and that is how I met Betty years ago. Bev would be having a Holiday dinner or Birthday Celebration at her house. When I walk in Betty would be sitting in the kitchen talking and always has a smile on her face. I have even gone with Bev to Betty and Jims when their neighborhood has their annual yard sale. We walk in and there she is Happy to see us. She will be missed but glad she will be in Heaven with Loved ones. Heaven has a new ANGEL for sure. When it is sunny like today her family will know that she is smiling xown on them. RIP💔