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Lynda G. Welke 1944-2021

WARREN — Lynda Gail Welke, 76, passed away at 6:01 a.m. Sunday, May 2, 2021, at Community Skilled Health Care Centre.

She was born Tuesday, Aug. 1, 1944, in Warren, the daughter of the late Raymond and Dorothy Fortney Cope, and was a lifelong area resident.

A 1962 graduate of United High School, Lynda attended Hannah G. Mullins School of Practical Nursing, graduating in 1964.

Lynda was united in marriage June 19, 1965, in Winona to Michael Ted Welke; they were married for 44 years until his passing April 16, 2009.

She was employed for 22 years with the City of Warren, where she worked as a consumer service representative, retiring Sept. 30, 2005.

Lynda was a member of the Red Hatters and the groupies for the band Full House. She was also a member of the TNT Playhouse and enjoyed bird watching and going to the wineries with her lunch bunch friends.

She is survived by two children, Michael Timothy (Kelly) Welke of Warren and Christine “Tina” Welke-Pflager of Warren; and two brothers, Albert (Barbara) Cope of Ravenna and Dennis Cope of Andover, Mass. Lynda is also survived by her grandchildren, Marissa Nikole (fiance Joshua Robbins) Welke, Samantha Kay Arthur, Kaitlyn Jane Welke, Theodore (Rosangalie) Welke, Dylan Christopher Pflager and Lexie Nicole Pflager; and by three great-grandchildren, Theodore Angel Welke, Kalvin DeShawn Baugh and Mavrick Michael Robbins.

Besides her parents and husband, Lynda was preceded in death by her daughter, Sheila Irene Welke-Feliz.

Family will receive friends noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the funeral home, with Pastor John O’Hara as celebrant.

Burial will follow in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated to serving your loved ones. This obituary may be viewed, and condolences sent to www.statonborowskifuneral home.com.

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