EAST PALESTINE- Bernice E. Welsh, 91, formerly of Pinewood Drive, died at 5:35 a.m. Monday at Parkside Health Care Center in Columbiana where she had been a patient for two years.
She was born in East Palestine on March 8, 1921, a daughter of the late Robert and Martha Powell Blutcher, and had resided in East Palestine until 1996 when she had moved to New Waterford. She had been employed in the housekeeping department at Salem Community Hospital prior to her retirement.
She is survived by a son, Lee Welsh of Negley; two daughters, Linda Everson of Enon Valley, Pa., and JoAnn Engle of Erwin, Tenn.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia "Bunny" Wilson of Canfield.
A son, Eric R. Welsh, preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2012.
A Graveside Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens in New Waterford with James Ostick of the First Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in the cemetery.
Arrangements were with the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, East Palestine.