Ann L. (Ford) Welch

Born: Sat., Mar. 15, 1941
Died: Tue., Jan. 7, 2014


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
Location: Frame Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
Location: Frame Funeral Home


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Ann L. Welch Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother
Eldred- Ann L. Welch, 72, of Bennett St., passed away Tuesday (January 7, 2014) at home following a lengthy illness.
Born March 15th, 1941 in Olean she was a daughter of Harley and Ina Stiles Ford.  On September 24th, 1960 in St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Eldred she married Michael Welch, who survives.
Ann attended Eldred Schools and later graduated from Bradford LPN School.    She had resided on Bennett St. since 1966.  
Mrs. Welch served with the Women’s Army Corps in Texas.   She was employed as a nurse at Stone’s Manor in Smethport and later at St. Francis Hospital in Olean for many years until it closed.  She was then employed at the Sena Kean Manor in Smethport until her retirement in 1998.  She had worked as a private duty nurse in the area and also at the infirmary at St. Bonaventure University.
Ann was a past member of St. Matthews Church in Eldred.  She enjoyed fishing and pistol shooting, as well as knitting, crocheting, reading and playing cards.  She also enjoyed going for a ride and travelling with her family.
Surviving are a son, John Henry (Nicole) Welch of Fredericksburg, VA; 3 daughters, Denise (Harold) App of Coryville, Joni (Marshall Shunk) Welch of Smethport,  and Jennifer Kerr of Bradford; 11 grandchildren, Joshua (Amber)  App, Shawn (Candice) App and Christopher (Amanda) App, Logan Welch and Dylan Welch, Danny (Kayla) Shunk, Kevin Shunk and Adam Shunk, Tod Chaffee, Lucas Kerr and Colton Kerr;  7 great grandchildren, Keith and Hunter App, Caleb, Abigail and Emma App, Vanek App and Landon Shunk; as well as 1 sister, Shirley Crone of Eldred.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Harley Ford; and 2 sisters, Thelma Welch and Margery Harvey.
Friends may call Friday (January 10th, 2014) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 am with Pastor Steven Heath officiating.  Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldred Ambulance Fund or to the Potter County Hospice, 1001 E. 2nd St. Coudersport, PA.
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Brenda Olmstead
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
Very sad to hear of Ann's passing away. I worked with her at St. Francis in the early 70's. What a wonderful, kind, caring nurse she was. I always enjoyed working with her. My sympathy to all of her family. The footprints she has left on your hearts can never be taken away.

Lynne Flexman
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
Joni,
My thoughts are with you and your family.

Arlie Gallup
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
My condolences to Ann's family. She was such a good person and will be missed greatly. I worked with Ann at Sena Kean, a very caring nurse and friend. Praying for Ann's family as they grieve there great loss.

Bonnie
   Posted Thu January 09, 2014
Joni, So sorry for you loss, prayers are being sent to you all.

Ron and Fran Petruzzi
   Posted Thu January 09, 2014
Mike, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Ron and Fran

Ron and Fran Petruzzi
   Posted Thu January 09, 2014
Mike--You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Ron and Fran

Dory Alger
   Posted Thu January 09, 2014
Mike and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I knew her most of my life. She was a really good person. You are in my prayers.

Bonnie Doty
   Posted Thu January 09, 2014
condolences to Ann's family. I worked with her at St. Francis Hospital, she was a very kind nurse and will be missed.

KATHY NUHFER WOJTANIK
   Posted Fri January 10, 2014
MIKE AND FAMILY, I WAS SO SORRY ABOUT ANN. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL LADY. I USED TO BABYSIT FOR DENISE AND JOHN HENRY.
YOU BOTH WERE SO NICE TO ME. I ALSO WORKED AT ST FRANCIS WITH HER. SHE WAS A GREAT NURSE AND A GOOD FRIEND.

Sue (Baker) Tyrrell
   Posted Sun January 19, 2014
Jenn & family, so sorry for your loss. I have warm memories of days spent at the Welch's and will remember Ann's kindnesses always. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Sue