Wanda B. Welch, 91, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the Brookside Retirement Community in Overbrook.
She was born February 28, 1931 in Randolph, the daughter of Harold D. and Lois A. Kunze Laird. Wanda was raised in the Randolph community until moving to St. Marys where she graduated from St. Marys High School.
Mrs. Welch was a bookkeeper and office manager for Topeka Boiler and Supply Company. She was a member of the Highland Park United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Red Hat Society. Wanda enjoyed bowling, playing cards, genealogy and her family. She was a member of the Topeka Genealogy Society and the Kansas History Society. She was the head historian for the Kunze and Laird family reunions.
Wanda and Adelbert “Bert” Welch married in 1951, in St. Marys. “Bert” preceded her in death on April 18, 2020.
Survivors include two sons, Randall (Nancy) Welch, Scranton and Kevin (Tena) Welch, Overbrook; daughter, Lori Welch, Topeka; seven grandchildren and many great grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild on the way.