Monday, August 4, 2014

Doris Merabel (Welbaum) Lavy (August 1, 2014)

Doris Merabel (Welbaum) Lavy, 89, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2014 at Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Doris was born on May 13, 1925 in Laura, Ohio to the late Timothy and Cora (Groff) Welbaum.

Doris was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, mushroom hunting, gardening, fishing and spending time with her family. She attended Bible Holiness Church in Gettysburg, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, Doris is preceded in death by her husband, Victor Lavy; a daughter, Marilyn Sturtevant; sisters, Eunice Wade and Bernice Lavy; and two brothers, Leo and Cyrl Welbaum.

Doris is survived by three sons, Merrill and Connie Lavy of Arcanum, Don and Janet Lavy of Pleasant Hill and Lowell and Rena Lavy of Versailles; a daughter, Geneva and Roy Yoder of Bradford; a son in law, Steve and Linda Sturtevant of Beaver City, Nebraska; grandchildren, Duane Lavy, Wayne Lavy, Paul Lavy, Stephen Lavy, Beth Dickinson, Amy Goins, Kimberly Marshall, Kevin Lavy, Kenny Lavy, Regina Baker, Danette Haddix, Brent Lavy, Allyson Brinkmann, Stephen Yoder, Jonathan Yoder, Jason Sturtevant, Stephanie Kennedy and Susanna Albright; thirty-three great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Brethren Retirement Community Chapel at 11 AM with Chaplain Todd Reish and Deon Welbaum officiating. Family and friends may visit prior to the service from 9 AM – 11 AM. Burial will follow in Newcomer Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions are given to Brethren Retirement Community Residence Aid Fund or State of the Heart Hospice.

Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at