Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE


Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


œTogether Forever 
Mildred O. Welty
Smithville “ Mildred Opal Welty, 87, of Smithville, passed away peacefully February 19, 2012, after a long period of declining health.
Private burial will be at Apple Creek Cemetery with a memorial service at a later date. McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
She was born July 2, 1924 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, to Jay G. and Mary Opal (Smith) Horn. She graduated from Congress High School in 1942 and Peoples Hospital School of Nursing (Akron City School of Nursing) in 1945 while enrolled in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II.
She started a 34-year career as a Registered Nurse at the Beeson Clinic in Wooster, and she also worked at The College of Wooster and with Dr. Richard Slagle at the Wooster Clinic.
She met her sweetheart Owen Wayne Welty at the St. Peters Reformed Church in Apple Creek in June of 1947 and they were married on March 27, 1948, at her parents ™ home œJust a Mere Farm  in East Union Township.
Mildred enjoyed sewing and knitting and was a former 4-H leader for many years in Smithville. She enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens and especially loved sharing her spring daffodils with friends and shut-ins.
Mildred and Wayne were active members of the Smithville United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. In their retirement, they helped establish the Smithville Historical Society in 1990 and helped raise funds to purchase the Mishler Weaving Mill in 1993 where they volunteered for 16 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Wayne, and a brother Robert.
Surviving are children Francine of Boston, Massachusetts; Mark of Wooster; and Robin of Wooster; sisters Mary Henderlong of Plain City; Leota Nussbaum of Orrville; and Evelyn Harmon of Wooster. Also surviving are grandchildren Brad (Julie) of Marshallville; Jeff of Wooster; and great-grandchildren, Breanne, Ashley, and Olivia Grace Welty.
Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the Smithville Historical Society, P.O. Box 12, Smithville, Ohio 44677.
The family would like to thank the staff at Horn Nursing Center in Wooster, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, and special caregiver Cyndi Wagner for their loving care and kindness.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial Contributions
Smithville Historical Society, P.O. Box 12, Smithville, Ohio 44677

Memorial Service will be held at a later date

None Scheduled


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