Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

November 19, 2012

Winifred Welch

CROSSVILLE — Winifred Welch, 84, was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Mexico City, Mexico, and passed away Nov. 15, 2012, in Pleasant Hill.

She had a bachelor's degree and was a school teacher in Texas for 30 years. She enjoyed playing the piano, quilting, reading and playing bridge. Winifred was a member of the Pleasant Hill Community Church and enjoyed being a community service volunteer. She was a volunteer at the Cumberland County Playhouse, Habitat for Humanity, Creative Compassion and Church Women United. She was also active with VORP (Victim Offender Reconciliation Program) before she became ill.

She is survived by her husband, Ben T. Welch; sons, Don and Julia Welch, Rick and Shelia Welch, Kip Welch and Christine Boynton and Ed Welch and Shannon Casey; daughter, Debbie and Steve Douglas; grandchildren, Erica and Elias, Anna and Nelson, Zach and Whitney, Alex and Juma, Deborah, Jacob, Sarah and Kevin, Jacob J., Damon, Sarah, Kyle, Annika and Aislinn; great-grandchildren, Ben, Nico and Emma; and brother, John Schaumburg of Portland, OR.

Winifred was preceded in death by her parents, Ludwig and Lily Schrader Schaumburg, and brother, Lew Schaumburg.

Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.

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