Ada E. Welker, 95, former Lavelle resident, passed away August 10, 2021, at the Emmanuel Nursing Center, Danville. Born in Lavelle, May 17, 1926, she was the daughter of Charles and Emma Eister Felker. She attended Ashland Area Schools, and was the first member of her family to graduate from high school. An active member of the former St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Gowen City, Ada served as the Recording Secretary of the church and Women’s Guild, as well as the financial secretary of the church consistory. Preceding her in death was her husband, Robert, passing in February of 2013, sisters, Queena Schmick, Emily Hummel, Marian Hornberger, Alice Smith, Arlene Roseman, and Anna Smith, also a brother Frank Felker.
Daughter: Sandra Welker, St. Clair
Son: David Welker and his wife Joan, Mill Hall
Grandchildren: Erin Meyer, Brynn Bostic, Jackie Erney, Shannon McIlhenny
Seven Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews
Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a funeral service, Monday, August 16th, at 11 AM in the Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre St., Ashland, PA., 17921. Officiating will be Rev. Jeremy Smallwood, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, Lavelle. Interment will follow in the Citizen’s Cemetery, Lavelle. A viewing will be held in the funeral home beginning at 10 AM until service. Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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