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Evelyn Louise Welch

May 14, 1936 ~ July 12, 2022 (age 86)


Evelyn Louise Welch, 86, of Kingwood, peacefully passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at her home surrounded by family who dearly loved her.

Evelyn was born on May 14, 1936 in Albright, WV and was the daughter of the late Omer and Violet Everly Welch. Evelyn, known for her spunk and humor, was a lo0ving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother in.

She was a creative talent, loved decorating, flower gardens, and had an extremely green thumb (coax life from a stick…kid you not). Evelyn was also a notable artist, who enjoyed painting sceneries such as seascapes, sailing ships, farming fields, wildlife, and majestic mountains. In fact, after much coaxing, Evelyn reluctantly entered one of her paintings into the 1996 Preston County Buckwheat Festival, where she was pleasantly surprised to receive first prize for her Rocky Mountains with Ducks on the Lake painting.

In addition to her artistry, Evelyn was also an excellent cook with all who came to her table requested “seconds”. They also left full and satisfied. Those who knew her, knows she had the gift of hospitality. Evelyn was a graduate of Forman Gate school of Albright, was called and known as the Coalick Queen in her day. She was also an excellent homemaker, supportive military wife, and full time mother.

Evelyn was the mother of two children and is survived by her daughter, Donna Jefferys of Kingwood; one brother, Harold Welch and wife Leah Ruth of Kingwood; five grandchildren and their spouses; Angela Foringer and husband Kenneth of Evans Georgia, Rachel Henning and husband Jesse of Durham North Carolina, David Jefferys and wife Jisselle of Columbia Maryland, Steven Jefferys and wife Nicole, of Portsmouth Virginia, and Adam Jefferys of Newport News Virginia. Four great grandchildren; William Foringer, Elena Henning, Gavin and Leia Jefferys. In addition to her parents, and brother Glen Welch,

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husbands’ Donald J. Jefferys, and Willis (Hugh) Welch; and her son, Bruce A. Jefferys. Evelyn’s love, wit, spunk and sense of humor will forever be remember with a smile and a chuckle by those who cared and loved her. Evelyn Welch is loved, will be missed, but never forgotten. Mom, until we are reunited in Heaven, enjoy your family reunions and the embrace of our savior, Jesus Christ, who loves you dearly.

Friends may call at the Kingwood Funeral Home and Crematory, 295 South Price Street on Friday, July 15, 2022 4:00-8:00 pm Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 11:00 am in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John Shaffer officiating. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Kingwood, WV.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at www.kingwoodfuneralhomewv.com

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July 15, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kingwood Funeral Home and Crematory
295 S Price Street
Kingwood, WV 26537

Funeral Service
July 16, 2022

11:00 AM
Kingwood Funeral Home and Crematory
295 S Price Street
Kingwood, WV 26537

Interment following funeral service
July 16, 2022

Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
17936 Veterans Memorial Highway
Kingwood, WV 26537

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