WELSH, Velma J.

WELSH, Velma J., 91, of St. Clairsville, OH, died Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

She was born June 21, 1922, at Martins Ferry, OH, a daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth Berher Tankovits.

She was a member of Thoburn United Methodist Church St. Clairsville.

In addition to her parents, Velma was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas W. Welsh; her son, Woody Welsh; a granddaughter, Michelle Williams; a great-grandson, Kevin Welsh; and nine siblings, Mary, Elizabeth, Amelia, Anna, Rose, Theresa, Joseph, Frank and Martin.

Surviving are three daughters, Judith Buti, Cynthia (John) Williams, Christine (Stephen) Max well; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Welsh; 14 grand children; 32 great- grand children; several great- great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory St. Clairsville.

Friends will then be received from 10 a.m. until time of Velma’s funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at Thoburn United Methodist Church, St. Clairsville, with Dr. Bradley Call officiating. Interment in Park View Memorial Gardens Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to Thoburn United Methodist Church Logos Program.

Online condolences may be offered at www.altmeyer.com.