Ruth C. Welk

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Ruth Catherine Dell Welk, 93, of West, Texas, formerly of Westminster, and Lehigh Acres, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.

Born Oct. 3, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Cora Dell. She was the wife of Edward Welk, her husband of 71 years, whom she married July 5, 1941.

A homemaker, helpmate to her husband on the farm, and mother of five, she was a member of St. Benjamin's Lutheran Church and Lutheran Church Women in Westminster. She was also a leader of Pleasant Valley 4H Club. After retiring to Florida, she was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church and volunteered at the local hospital and Master Gardeners Club.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughters Janet and husband Donald Holland, of Waco, Texas, Sharon Welk, of Melbourne, Fla., Sonja and husband Eddie Johnson, of Westover, Barbara and husband George Short, of Henderson, and Kathy Welk, of Coatesville, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Carr, of Westminster; sisters-in-law Wilda Dell, of Taneytown, and Naomi Welk, of Frizzellburg; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service was held Nov. 13 at West Rest Haven Chapel, where she and her husband were residents.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 14, 2012
Arrangements under the direction of:
Connally-Compton Funeral Directors
4400 West Waco Drive | Waco, TX 76710 | (254) 772-7440
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