Leroy F. Wellington
Died Nov. 19, 2003
WELLSVILLE – Having lived a full life, Leroy F. “Babe” Wellington, 91, of Sixteen School Road, died Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2003, at East Liverpool City Hospital.
He was born Nov. 27, 1911, in Yellow Creek Township, a son of the late John E. and Emma K. Boyce Wellington.
Babe lived his entire life within one mile of the house he was born in. he was a self-employed dairy farmer before retiring in 1975 as a foreman in the pouring plant at the former Crucible Steel.
He loved to garden and loved playing and listening to bluegrass music. Babe played the guitar and the harmonica, not only as a hobby, but also in his youth in a ban, where he met his late wife of 55 years, the former Elizabeth Kiddey. They were married on June 5, 1945. She died on June 7, 2000.
Babe was a member of the oak Ridge Presbyterian Church, Highlandtown Grange, Steelworkers Local 1212 and the Jolly 60s and Senior Citizens. He was an avid square dancer, last dancing in August of this year.
He leaves behind one daughter, Linda “Sue” Carter and her husband Jeff of Plano, Texas; one son, James D. Wellington and his wife Charlene of Wellsville; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and the most wonderful neighbors any community could ever want.
Babe was predeceased by a daughter, Sara Jane Brown, and three brothers, Walter, George and Elmer Wellington.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Louise Corbett of the church presiding. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Wellsville.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to the Roland Russell Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church, 42072 Oak Ridge Road, Wellsville, OH 43968