Rogers – On November 24, 2019 Edith “Edie” Welce, 89, of Rogers, passed away peacefully while in the presence of her loving family at her country home.
She was born March 8, 1930 in Clarkson, a daughter of the late Louis and Mildred Van Fossen Hole.
Edie was a devoted wife and mother of three sons. She was a lifetime member of the Clarkson Presbyterian Church. In her younger years she taught Sunday school and was a member of the churches women’s association. She was very involved with all church events. The church was like a second home to her.
Edie lived an active life. She loved to play golf with her lady friends and was very good at it, her scores always proved it. She also golfed with her husband Bob. They played in couples leagues and were long time members of the Salem and East Palestine Country Clubs. Edie loved to bake, and her kitchen was always filled with the aroma of fresh cookies and pies. She loved her two grandchildren very much and was always trying to please them anyway she could.
She is survived by her husband Bob of 69 years, whom she married, June 30, 1950, their marriage was happy and blissful. She leaves three sons, Kerry Welce of Rogers, Terry (Karen) Welce of Canfield and Jerry Welce of Columbiana; two grandchildren, Amanda Welce Hubbard of Canfield and Michael (Suzanne) Welce of Cincinnati; three great grandchildren, Zoe, Mia and Leo Welce; three brothers, Clarence (Marlene) Hole of Rogers, Kenneth (Evelyn) Hole of Fort Myers and Donald (Shirley) Hole of Orlando and a sister in law, Doris Hole of Florida.
Edith was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie (Paul) Lipp and Esther (Homer) Moore and a brother, Albert Hole.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home with Pastor Juliann Joy officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the funeral on Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in Clarkson Cemetery.
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