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Wendell C. Welch

March 21, 1940 — October 13, 2021

Wendell C. Welch of Owensboro, Ky, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Shelby, Ohio to the late Gail and Thelma Welch.

Wendell was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from OMU where he had worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was a longtime and very active member of Grace Chapel in Philpot. Wendell enjoyed gardening, working on lawn mowers and collecting knives and pocket watches.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Hite Ford Welch in 2006; daughter, Susan Hale Payne; and a brother, Eugene Harry Welch.

He is survived by daughters, Morgan Welch, Sarah Estes (James) and Stephanie Hale, all of Owensboro; sons, Rob Norris (Joli) and John Hale (Ashley), both of Owensboro; sixteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Patricia Moseley of Mississippi; brothers, Richard Welch of Mansfield, Ohio and William Welch (Colleen) of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

The graveside service will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 26 at Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Recovery Services, 731 Hall Street, Owensboro, KY 42303 or your charity of choice.

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Owensboro Memorial Gardens

Hawesville, Hawesville, KY

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