Lois A. Welch

September 18, 1923 ‒ November 24, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

Lois A. Welch, age 94, of Fredericktown passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Morrow Manor in Chesterville.

She was born on September 18, 1923 in Middlebury Township, Fredericktown, on her family’s farm to the late Edward and Grace (Ruhl) Burson.

She has lived in the Fredericktown area all her life and was a 1941 graduate of Fredericktown High School. In 1946, she married Charles Welch and they were married 53 years at the time of his passing.  She worked at home as well as at several factories in Fredericktown, Bellville and Lexington.

Lois was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, the Bluebird Society and Fredericktown Senior Citizens. Over the years, she enjoyed working on her farm, bowling, cross-stitch, collecting thimbles, making birdhouses, bird-watching, and spending time with her many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers Paul, Frank, Vaughn and Neil Burson; sisters-in-law, Rea Burson and Thelma Burson; brothers-in-law, Paul Smith, Morris Welch and Gene Welch.

She is survived by her sisters, Wanza Smith of Mount Vernon and Marjorie Frey of Washington; sister-in-law, Phyllis Burson of Mount Vernon and Beverly Burson of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 12 – 2PM at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. A service will follow, beginning at 2PM, with Pastor Bill Christman officiating.  Burial will take place at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Morrow County Hospice or Salem United Methodist Church.

To send the family a condolence online visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Lois A. Welch.


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  • To the families, so very sorry for the passing of your loved one. Many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.