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Martha Ellen Welch

January 8, 1926 September 5, 2021
Martha Ellen Welch
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Martha Ellen “Ellen” Welch was born in Wamsleyville, Ohio on January 8, 1926 to Harvey N. and Dora N. Covert. She went home to be with the Heavenly Father on September 6, 2021. Ellen lived her early life in Southern, Ohio, a place she always fondly remembered and enjoyed visiting, especially in her retirement years. Graduating from Adams County High School, she made her way to Columbus, Ohio where she met her husband Robert P. Welch. They began a hymble life together often consisting of “date nights” of shared glasses of beer and splitting a pack of cigarettes. Bob and Ellen spent much of their married life in Elyria, Ohio, raising their four children, Barbara Ann Welch of Aurora, Illinois, Michael Jay Welch Sr. and wife Rita A. (nee Botchik) of Miami, Florida, Patricia Ellen McFadden of Elyria and Lori Kay Riddell and husband Larry of Elyria. Ellen is also survived by 11 grandchildren Zachary Zoltai, Joshua Welch, Michael J. Welch Jr., Robert P. Welch II, Ryne St. Marie, Riley St. Marie, Connor Riddell, Tyler Riddell, Lauren Riddell, Sean Welch, Tiffany McFadden and 5 great grandchildren Joshua, Jaden, Florentino, and Torrianna Welch and Parker Kate Welch. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert P. Welch in 1996 and siblings Ruth Turley (Russell), Dr. William Covert (Bonnie) and Dr. Harvey N. Covert (Kathryn). Friends and family played a significant role in Ellen’s life, specifically her niece Debbie Frederick and life long friends Russell and Shirley Oliver and their daughters Marsha and Pam. Ellen enjoyed a career in Real Estate in Lorain County Ohio serving many families over the years. Her great pride was helping families to find the “perfect” home for their needs and she showed great patience and skill at her profession. Her retirement was spent at the Villages in Florida. She spent over 30 years there enjoying time with friends, playing golf, bowling, cards, and having her children visit. She always made the visita fun and made sure the grandchildren all got to visit the amusement parks. Ellen was friendly and an overall sweetheart, she always had a kind word to say. She loved to laugh and enjoy time with everyone that she met, even in her later years at the Abbewood Senior Living Center and Porter Pavilion, AvonOaks Nursing Center. She was overly friendly and would even make friends in a line at the grocery store! She was loved dearly by all- when we hear her laugh in the distance it will bring a tear to our eyes but also a smile to our faces. We love you mom and will miss you so. A private graveside ceremony is planned with final internment next to her husband at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for your donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements were entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Private Final Resting Place
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 74924 Cleveland, Ohio 44194-4924


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