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Friday, February 4th, 2011
Loa Welker
Loa Welker, 84, St. Marys, died at 2:23 a.m. Feb. 3, 2011, at her home.
She was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Mercer County, to Homer and Lydia Good Brookhart. On March 15, 1947, she married Arthur Welker, who died March 13, 2009.
Surviving is a son, Jim (Sue) Welker, Celina; a daughter, Becky (Jerry) Steinke, Waynesfield; four siblings, Dorothy Rice, Fort Shawnee, Wanda Ferner, Portland, Ind., Janice Hone, Mendon, and Stanley Brookhart, Fort Shawnee; four grandsons and nine great-grandchildren.
Also deceased is a brother, Carl Brookhart; and a sister, Beulah.
She worked at the former Goodyear Rubber Company. She also worked at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys and as a housekeeper. She was a member of the Faith Alliance Christian Missionary Church in New Bremen where she was active in the Ladies Group.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys, the Rev. Thomas Sager officiating. A luncheon will follow at the fellowship hall of the church. A private family burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Auglaize County Council on Aging in St. Marys.
Condolences may be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.
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