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Betty Welter

Betty Welter (nee Carney), age 92, of Vermilion, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, after a sudden illness.

She was born on December 6, 1923 in Lorain. In 1993, she moved to Pensacola, FL, and moved back to the Lorain area in 2011. She was a life-long native of Lorain. After graduation from St. Mary's High School, she went to work at The Morning Journal in their circulation department. Later in life she happily served as a crossing guard for the City of Lorain. Betty took the greatest pride in taking care of her family and home and being the best "Domestic Princess" they've ever known. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, where she and her late husband were on the church's bowling league. As a member of the Gingham Girls, she and her twin sister, Jean, were involved in the dedication ceremony for both bridges in Lorain. She also belonged to the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, and always enjoyed traveling with the Paduan Group. Betty loved baking, being best remembered for her amazing chocolate chip cookies. Betty adored her grandchildren and they always provided her with much joy.

She is survived by her children; Robert, of Brooklyn, NY, Bonnie (James) Hite, of Elyria, Nancy (Scott) Zipp, of Vermilion, and Thomas (Josefina), of Pensacola, FL, her 9 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert R., in 2008, a daughter, Gail Ryan, in 1975, her parents; Daniel and Mabel (nee Grondin) Carney, and her brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 21, from 4-7 pm, in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain. Her funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, at 10:30 am, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church,1305 East Erie Avenue, Lorain. (Everyone to meet at church.) Fr. John C. Retar, Pastor of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

Cemetery Details

Calvary Cemetery
555 North Ridge Road
Lorain, OH,


NOV 21. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Avenue

Lorain, OH, US, 44055


NOV 22. 10:30 AM

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church


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Bonnie and Welter family:Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Karen Edwards(from LHS)

Karen Edwards - November 29, 2016 at 03:32 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

On behalf of my dad, Paul, and my brothers, Kev & Phil, I want to express my condolences to Bobby and the entire Welter family. I'm sorry I just learned about Mrs. Welter's passing a few minutes ago. We all went to St. Anthony's (church and school) and lived and played in the same neighborhood while we grew up. I knew Mrs. and Mr. Welter a little better because I was also their paperboy for many years. I have nothing but good memories of Mrs. Welter who was just a gem of a lady. God bless her! ~ John Craig

John Craig - November 22, 2016 at 01:29 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thank you, John. We all so appreciate your message and thoughts. It has been a long time, my friend. I hope life has been good to you. Warmest regards. Bob

Bob Welter - November 28, 2016 at 11:28 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Rich, Theresa, Hilliary and David Kish purchased the Peaceful White Lilies Basket for the family of Betty Welter.

Rich, Theresa, Hilliary and David Kish - November 21, 2016 at 11:25 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Bobby, Bonnie, Nancy and Tom,We are so sorry for your loss. We so wish we could be there for you all. Just know you are foremost in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this time. You all should be so thankful and proud to have been able to spend so much time together in loving and caring for your mom. It is a true gift. I know she is very proud of you all. Love always, Rich and Theresa Kish

Rich Kish - November 21, 2016 at 10:35 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thank you for your message and for the beautiful flowers. We appreciate your thoughtful tokens of sympathy. Hope all is well with your family. Warmest regards. Bob

Bob Welter - November 28, 2016 at 11:30 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Your neighbor and friends- Cindy and John Oleksiak purchased the Full Of Love Bouquet for the family of Betty Welter.

Your neighbor and friends- Cindy and John Oleksiak - November 18, 2016 at 09:21 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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