Eunice M. Welshans

July 30, 1939 ‒ May 20, 2005

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Eunice M. Welshans, 65, of Honeycreek Road, Bellville, died Friday evening May 20, 2005 in her home following a extended illness.

She was born July 30, 1939 in Bridgeport, West Virginia to Thomas Ray and Maggie (Crouse) Hatten, and had lived in Cadiz for many years before moving to Richland County 15 years ago.

Eunice had worked as a nurse’s aid in Akron City Hospital as well as Ohio Valley Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia, and St. Clairesville TB Sanitarium , and more recently was employed in the kitchen of Mansfield Restaurant.

She was a member of First Church of Christ in Cadiz, where she was active in the Ladies Prayer Group, Bible Study, and Missionary Group, had taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School and Church Camps.

More recently she had attended Marion Avenue Grace Brethren Church and Little Washington Congregational Church.

Eunice collected bells and angels, and enjoyed tending to her flower gardens.

She is survived by her husband Harry Ray Welshans, Sr., whom she married September 26, 1959; their children Cynthia Lee of Galion, Harry Welshans, Jr. of Bellville, Jeffrey Scott and Mary Welshans of Galion, and Michael Thomas and Wendy Welshans of Winthorpe, Minnesota; 14 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law Edna and Charles Helt of Hopedale and Diane Bethel of Flushing; and two brothers and a sister-in-law John and Patty Andears of Daytona, Florida, and Conrad William Andears, Jr. of Shadyside; along with extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter Brenda Marie Welshans, a grandson Jeffrey Scott Welshans, II, a sister Phyllis Hatten; and her stepfather Conrad W. Andears, Sr..

Friends may call Wednesday, May 25, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 am. Pastor Steve Kistler will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.