She was born April 30, 1927 in Dunbar, WV to Floyd and Hazel Richardson Steele.
She is survived by one son, Edwin Mathers of Seattle, WA, two daughters, Michele Garretson (Gary) of Little Hocking and Monique Maxson (Bill) of Columbus, six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, two sisters, and one brother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. Welch, in 1990 and also by her companion of 20 years, Robert H. Mason, in 2012.
There will be a memorial service for family at a later date. The Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home is assisting the family with her cremation arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to www.cawleyandpeoples.com