Phyllis Jean Welch Wells

By | October 30, 2018

Phyllis Jean Welch Wells, age 67, of Ray, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Edgewood Manor in Wellston. She was born June 3, 1951 in Madison, West Virginia to the late Russell Forrest Welch and Doris June Hampton Welch.

Phyllis was a former nurse’s aide who enjoyed painting, collecting antiques, riding horses and collecting horse statues. She is survived by her son, Robert Michael Wells of Ray; daughter, Laurie Ann Short (Charlie Durham) of Ray; brothers, Donald Bradley of Arizona and Steve Welch of Marion; sister, Joan Poeppelman of Sidney; as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her brother, Bert Bradley and sister, Carolyn Ann Welch.

In keeping with her wishes, Phyllis’ body was cremated and no services will be held. Arrangements are by McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Online condolences can be sent to the family at