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Delores A. Welch

Delores A. Welch, 81, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at the Pawhuska Hospital.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home chapel.

Welch was born Feb. 14, 1932, in Taylor, Mich., the daughter of Alvin and Lorene Robb. In June of 1964, she married Emmitt W. Welch. He preceded her in death in 1986. Delores was a homemaker, a loving and devoted mother (Maw) and Nana. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting and sewing.

Surviving are her children, Lisa Bickford, Ted Shank, David Shank, James Welch and Cindy Conley; and her sister, Karen Titus; grandchildren, Emmitt Bickford, Dexter Bickford, Dylan Bickford, James Welch, Jr., Tracy Johnson, Dwayne Johson, Noah Shank, Christopher Shank, Chris Shank, Natasha Shank, Gregory Wheatley, and Charles Wheatley; great-grandchildren, Kameryn Bickford, Landon Bickford, Lorraina Strange, Ava Strange, Chris Shank Jr., Natailia Blanchard and Boogie Johnson.

Delores was preceded in death by her parents and sons Terry Shank and Greg Welch.

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