Obituary: Janet Lee Welty

HESSTON—Janet Lee (Froese) Welty passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

She was born on Nov. 27, 1942, to Abraham and Elizabeth (Friesen) Froese in Hutchinson. She leaves behind her husband of 53 years Ivan, whom she married on Nov. 15, 1964.

They have three children, Bonnie Welty of Salina, Ronald Welty of Golden, Colo., and Michael Welty(Heather) of Clearwater; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Janet worked at Bethel Deaconess hospital as a certified nurses assistant and then went to Hesston Corp., where she worked on Saturdays before she started at the Schowalter Villa in 1980, retiring in 2002. She loved to travel with Ivan, and they were able to take many trips making it to 48 states with only missing North Dakota and Maine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, stepmom Ruth Froese Dey, brothers Gerald Froese, Richard Dirksen and Alvin Froese, brother-in-law Neal Welty and sister-in-law Cindy Dirksen.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Church, Newton, with burial to follow in the Hesston City Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.

Memorials may be sent to Schowalter Villa Good Samaritan Fund in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston.