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Dorothy Eva (Frank) Welly

January 4, 1929 — September 5, 2020


Dorothy Eva Welly, 91, of Tiffin, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, September 5, 2020, at Elmwood at the Shawhan.

She was born January 4, 1929, in Ottawa, Ohio, to Louis H. and Clara F. (Kaufman) Frank.  She married Norman John Welly August 6, 1949, in St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada.  Norman died September 28, 2008.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis N. (Sara) Welly of Tiffin, and Mark L. (Becky) Welly of Tiffin; two daughters, Diane K. (Steve) Stinchcomb of Tiffin , and Jean A. (Carmel) Snell of McCutchenville; six grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; and a sister, Erma Reinhart of Bascom.

Her brother, Melvin A. Frank, died the day after Dorothy, on September 6, 2020.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Othmar Frank and a sister, Rosella Kreais.

Mrs. Welly graduated from Southmore High School and retired from Ameriwood in Tiffin.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the New Riegel Post 354 American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid Euchre player.

A masked walk through visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio  44883 (419)447-3113.  Visitors are asked to wear masks and social distance as they walk through, pay respects, and exit without lingering.  A Wake Service will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept 11, 2020, at the funeral home, followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m., at St. Mary Catholic Church.  The Rosary will be recited 30 minutes prior to Mass.  Rev. Matthew Rader will officiate.  Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. The funeral Mass will be live-streamed at for those not able to attend.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

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Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory

214 South Monroe Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

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Friday, September 11, 2020

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Interment following funeral service

Friday, September 11, 2020

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St. Mary's Cemetery

Ohio 18
Tiffin, OH

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