SHELBY, OHIO — Kimberly R. Welch, age 22, resident of Shelby, Ohio,
died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 following injuries sustained in a motor
She was born July 15, 1991 in Pasadena,
California to Timothy and Linda (Christian) Welch. Kimberly’s family
moved to Shelby in 1995 where she attended school graduating in 2010
from Shelby Sr. High School. She enjoyed playing tennis and was on the
girls tennis team all four years of high school. A University of Toledo
student, she was in her fourth year of computer science engineering
studies. While attending college she was employed with National
Machinery, Tiffin, Ohio, in the IT department.
A member of the
United Church of God in Mansfield, she served as president of the
Women’s Engineering Society at the University of Toledo and was involved
with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio where she mentored a
Kimberly was a kind-hearted person who
enjoyed the little things in life, like butterflies and smiley faces.
She also liked painting, drawing and playing the piano. Known by her
family as the “peacemaker” she enjoyed helping others and was never
selfish. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
is survived by her parents, Tim and Linda Welch of Shelby; one sister,
Katie Welch at Kent State University; her grandparents, Darrell and
Doris Christian of Lewisburg, WV, and Max Welch of Irving, TX; aunts,
uncles, cousins, and loving friends.
Funeral services will
be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at the Barkdull Funeral Home in
Shelby with Elder Art Morris officiating. Graveside services will be
held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30 in Scott-Oakland Cemetery, Scott,
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:30-3 p.m.
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kimberly’s
memory to Big Brothers Big Sisters at BBBS of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., 4
Seagate, Suite 660, Toledo, OH 43604.
Online condolences can be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com