Kathryn Lynn Welch

Kathryn Lynn Welch, 64, of Parkersburg, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 1, 1950, in Newark, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ilas and Dorothy Riggle Shupe.

She worked for many years in nursing and volunteered in various community and church programs, including the Friendship Kitchen. She was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Glenell Gibson of Parkersburg; one son, Thomas Welch of Parkersburg; one brother, Mike Davis of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren, Bryoni Donaway of Vienna, Megan Gibson of Parkersburg and Ashley Gibson of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Penny Kunninger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Aug. 9 at St. Francis Xavier, with Father Vincy Illickal as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with a wake service at 8 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com