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DORIS "DORIE" L. WELCH, 97, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Born July 2, 1921, in Belle Fourche, S.D., she was the daughter of the late David and Elsie Douglass. Dorie graduated from South Side High School. She worked as an aide at St. Joe Central Elementary. She was married to Howard Welch on Aug. 9, 1941 and spent 70 years of marriage until his passing on March 25, 2011. Dorie was an active member of First Church of Christ, Scientist in Fort Wayne. Dorie enjoyed traveling and camping at Pentwater, Mich. She enjoyed baking, art, sewing, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her sons and their spouses, Douglas H. and Vicki Welch, James S. and Maribeth Welch, Richard M. and Linda Welch; seven grandchildren, Jeffery and Mark Welch, Gregory Welch and Katharine Havard, Anna, Patricia, and Elizabeth Welch; and three great-grandchildren, McKenna, Prentice, Harrison and one on the way. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Welch; and brothers, David, Morton and Robert Douglass. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46815), with calling one hour prior. Visitation also from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of Christ Scientist, or .

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4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2018
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