Martha Welch, 87, of Newcomerstown, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at the Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown.

She was born Thursday, Aug. 14, 1924, in Coshocton County to the late Chester and Alveretta (Miller) Miller.

She and her husband were dairy farmers. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Newcomerstown, Parma Nous, Ruth Circle and Arbutus Chapter Eastern Star 288.

On Saturday, Feb. 28, 1948, she married Kenneth L. Welch, who died Oct. 15, 2003.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda (David) Burrier, Catherine (Phillip) Schrickel, all of Newcomerstown; two sons, James Welch and Danny (Angela) Welch, all of Newcomerstown; 12 grandchildren, Kristi (Jeff) Layman, Dr. Jeff (Marianne) Burrier, Ryan (Kristin) Burrier, Jamie (Landon) Paul, Jenna (John) Marstrell, Lindsay Welch, Dr. Brooke Schrickel, Dr. Emily (Matt) Shurtz, Jordan Schrickel, Randi (Warren) Schilling, Kris (Desiree) Welch and Paul Welch; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister, Lucille Ault of Newcomerstown; and brother-in-law, Walter Endlich of Newcomerstown; sister-in-law, Betty Miller of Warsaw.

She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Kathy Welch; brother, Paul Miller; and sister, Ruth Endlich.

Services were May 21, 2012, at the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown, with the Rev. Stephen T. Sparling and the Rev. Larry Hukill officiating.

Burial was in he West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown. Eastern Star services were also held.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Christ United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 648 Oak St., Newcomerstown, OH 43832; or Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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