Edith Mae Welling
August 1, 1922 – March 12, 2018
Edith Mae Welling, age 95 passed away on March 12, 2018 in Lansing, MI. She was born August 1, 1922 in Wolverine, MI to William Warren and Ramsay (McLeod) Warren.
She grew up in Northern Michigan with her five siblings. Edith married Earl Welling, the love of her life on August 24th, 1941. She attended County Normal, CMU and MSU; eventually achieving a Masters’ Degree in education.
She is survived by her daughter Jean Mortimer; sons, Frank (Sue) and Paul (Judy) Welling; six grandchildren, Tim (Christine) Mortimer, Mollie (Jerry) Pemberton, Sheila Southwell, Amy (Barry) Burgess, Jennifer (Joe) Edwards, and Kyle Welling; six great grandchildren, Ashonte’ and Hunter Burgess, Brenna and Cora Southwell, Melody and Abigail Pemberton; siblings, Rose Jones, Ethel Frazier, Wilma Viau and brother-in-law, Fred Welling; as well as many nephews, nieces and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Ramsay, her husband of 41 years, Earl and siblings, Kathryn Harris and Fred Warren.
Well into her golden years she continued to enjoy traveling, dancing, socializing, going to the YMCA and most of all her family.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018, 3:00 p.m., Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 East Grand River Avenue, East Lansing. The family will receive friends 1:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to the Library of Michigan Foundation, a non-profit organization which offers financial support to the Braille and Talking Book Library program which provides books for the Blind. To make a gift of support, please send a check to the Library of Michigan Foundation, P.O. Box 30159, Lansing, MI 48909.
On line condolences may be made at www.greastlansing.com
Library of Michigan Foundation
P. O. Box 30159, Lansing, Michigan 48909
- Visitation Saturday, March 17, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
Edith Mae Welling
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Jo Lynn Veldkamp (Grant)
March 14, 2018
Mrs. Welling will be greatly missed. My family moved to Mason when I was halfway through first grade and I was lucky enough to get in her class. I was very shy and my parents were sure I would come home crying. When I got off the bus, I couldn't wait to tell my mom and dad about how much I loved my teacher! Mrs. Welling, as she will always be known by me, was loving and kind and made me want to be a teacher just like her. After high school, I did earn my teaching degree and strived to be as loving and kind as her. We exchanged Christmas cards every year and even as her eyesight deteriorated, she always made sure to send me one. I will always cherish those! I was excited to see Mrs. Welling at the YMCA last year. We hugged and cried a little. It was so special to see her again. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to know Mrs. Welling. I will treasure my memories of her always.
March 13, 2018
Edith a beautiful and giving person who lived her life to the fullest. Will always remember you sitting in our back yard patio with your bright smiling face and enjoying time with our dad and us. In loving remembrance of you, our deepest condolences are set with love to your family.
Elaine and Don