Barbara A. Welsh, 81

Barbara A. Welsh, 81, of Ellwood City (Slippery Rock Twp.) passed away Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Avalon Place following a brief illness.

Born June 10, 1941 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Ada Wilson Doak. She was married to Ronald E. Welsh for 63 years as they were married June 18, 1959. He survives.

Barbara retired as the Business Manager following 30 years with the Ellwood City Ledger. She was a 1959 graduate of Lincoln High School and an active member of the Harmony Baptist Church. Barbara enjoyed reading. She lived for her family and church family and cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Ron, survivors include two daughters, Julie Baxter of Ellwood City, Rhonda (James) Black of Slippery Rock; son, Gary (Donna) Welsh of New Wilmington; brother, Ronald (Carol) Doak of New Castle; five grandchildren, Ryan Black, Nicole Kennedy, Brittany Miller, Alyssa Turel, and K.C. Mason; and eight great grandchildren, Mason, Eliza, Lachlan, Brooklyn, Kendall, Briella, Riley, and Nora.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Gary Doak, sister, Betsy Seifert, and a great grandson, Atlas Turel.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Harmony Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 9 at 7 pm with Pastor Jeff McKay officiating. Family and friends will be received from 5 until the service begins.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Harmony Baptist Church.

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  1. Our Deepest Sympathy to Ron and the family. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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