Mary Elizabeth Welch, 77, passed away peacefully at 5:39 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge following an extended illness.
Mary Elizabeth was known by her family and friends as Beth and was born in Youngstown, Ohio on June 8, 1941 a daughter of David and Elizabeth Marie (Ritteger) Jackson.
Beth was a 1960 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and was an inspector at the Niles Plant of the General Electric Company.
She enjoyed fishing and tap dancing.
Over the years, Beth was a very religious person and the Catholic Church was central to her life. She was a member of a Rosary group and attended several churches to pray the rosary.
Beth is survived by a daughter, Maribeth (Adam) Ahne of Snohomish, Washington; two grandchildren, Joel Ahne of Shohomish, Washington and Michelle Stamper of Wilmington, North Carolina; brother, Thomas E. (Barbara) Jackson of Niles; many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Beth was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Michael Stamper on November 13, 1973 and Robert Lee Stamper on March 23, 1991 and a brother, John D. Jackson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at St. Stephen Church with the Rev. James Korda officiating.
Calling hours will be at 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the church on Saturday, February 23 prior to Mass.
Burial will follow at St. Stephen Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements by the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. Visit holetonyuhasz.com to send condolences.
A television tribute will air Friday, February 22 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.