Ellen E. Welty Resh

December 01, 2009

NOV. 24, 1916-NOV. 29, 2009

Ellen E. Welty Resh, of Hagerstown, died Nov. 29, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md.

Born Nov. 24, 1916, in Burner, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank L. and Bertha I. Hansrote Welty.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James "Jimmy" M. Resh Sr., on March 29, 1996.

She was the co-founder with her husband of the Hagerstown Rescue Mission and was active with the Ladies Auxiliary.

She attended Maranatha Brethren Church.

She is survived by four daughters, Sharon I. Hughes of Greencastle, Pa., Dorcas J. Black and Laurel E. Walker, both of Hagerstown, and Rebecca A. Shank of Williamsport, Md.; one son, James M. Resh Jr. of Chambersburg, Pa.; sisters, Pearl Beckley of Champion, Ohio, and Anna Nunemaker of Hagerstown; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Pauline Miles, Thelma Resh, Doris Welty and Ruth Welty; and brothers, Charles Welty, Robert Welty, Lee Welty and Frank Welty.


Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Ronald L. Shank officiating. Burial will be at Broadfording Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hagerstown Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 685, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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