Laura Lee Welty

April 22, 1942 ‒ January 02, 2004

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Laura Lee Welty, 61, of U.S. Rt. 42 N, Mount Gilead, Ohio died Friday, January 02, 2004 unexpectedly at her home.

She was born on April 22, 1942 in Ashland County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Thomas and Esther Cathers. She moved here from Lucas 30 years ago. She worked as an assembler for Hi-Stat Manufacturing in Lexington. She attended the Marion Christian Church. Laura Lee was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband Marvin E. Welty, whom she married June 12, 1959; a son Mike (Liz) Welty of Marengo, Ohio; two daughters Deborah (Gregory) White of Edison, Ohio and Colleen (Chris) Holtrey of Mount Gilead, Ohio; six grandchildren Jeremy, Josh, Nikki, Melody, Allison and Austin; a brother Paul Cathers of Mansfield, Ohio; and two sisters Ruth Baker of Mansfield, Ohio and Ota Mae Sprague of Scottsdale, Arizona.

A sister Carol Smith also preceded her in death.

Friends may call at the Craven Funeral Home in Mount Gilead on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Rev. Bruce Hartley will conduct funeral services there Monday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Bryn Zion Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at