Edith K. Welling

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Edith Katherine Welling, 92, of Sykesville, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Fairhaven in Sykesville.

Born Jan. 17, 1921, in Rocky Mount, N.C., she was the daughter of the late E.M. Godwin and the late Kate Cunningham Godwin. She was the wife of the late Col. Mordecai Gist Welling Sr., her husband of more than 47 years, who died April 27, 1994.

She was a native of North Carolina and graduated from Mercy Hospital. She was a registered nurse in North Carolina and Maryland. She was a private duty nurse in Charlotte, N.C., before enlisting in the Army Nurse Corps at Camp Blanding in 1942. She served with the Army Nurse Corps during WWII and served in the American and European Theatres. She was a first lieutenant. 

She was a lifetime member of American Legion Post #108, Veterans of Foreign War, Faculty Wives of University of Maryland, Extension Wives of University of Maryland and the Intervention Women's Club of Banghor, India. She also was a charter member of the Military Memorial for All Women dedicated at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. She was a member of Fairhaven Episcopal Church in Sykesville.

Surviving are daughter Mary Kathryn Valvano and husband Bruce D., of Naperville, Ill.; grandchildren Aveline Katherine Hauser and husband Andrew, and Dominic Welling Valvano and wife Adrienne, all of Naperville; and great-grandchildren Rocco D. Valvano, Donovan C. Valvano, Evelyn R. Hauser and Conrad J. Hauser.

She was predeceased by son Mordecai Gist Welling, Jr.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 20 at Arlington National Cemetery, 1 Memorial Dr., Arlington, Va. Those attending should be at the administration building at 12:30 p.m.

Arrangements were made by Haight Funeral Home, 6416 Sykesville Road in Sykesville.

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

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Haight Funeral Home & Chapel
6416 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 10, 2013
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