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James Welly

James D. Welly, 92, of rural Carey, passed away peacefully with family by his side at 4:29 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, in the home he and Barb built 30 years ago.
Born May 19, 1931, in Tiffin, he was the son of the late Frederick and Coral (Mertens) Welly.
Jim married his high school sweetheart, Barbara J. Bauer, on Oct. 25, 1949. Barb survives, along with eight children, Don (Donna) Welly and Mark (Chris Dula) Welly, both of North Carolina; Pam Welly of Tiffin; Marsha Fredritz and Neil Welly, both of Carey; Tina (Mark) Calmes of Upper Sandusky; Dave (Barb) Welly of Kansas; and Karen (Dan) Wetzel of Minnesota; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Welly; two daughters, Jean Shiley and Becky Orians; two brothers, Charles and Walter Welly; a sister, Natalie Oberholtzer; and grandson and a great-great-grandson.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, at All Saints Parish in New Riegel, where he has been a member for years. Fr. Gary Walter will be the officiant. A private graveside service will be at a later date at Seneca Memory Gardens near Tiffin.
Visitation will be held at All Saints Parish from 9-11 a.m. prior to the mass on Friday.
Arrangements were handled by Stombaugh-Batton & Snyder Funeral Home, Carey.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Hospice of Wyandot County and sent to the funeral home.
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