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October 13, 2012

Ron Lynn Wellman

MEADVILLE — Ron Lynn Wellman, 86, of 594 North St., Meadville, passed away on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Wesbury United Methodist Community, Meadville, where he had resided for the past 3 1/2 years.

Born on July 25, 1926, in Union City, Ron was a son of the late Lynn Albert Wellman and Janet Mary Thompson Wellman. He married the former Mary Isabelle Shields on March 31, 1977; she survives.

Ron received his high school education in Titusville and was drafted into the U.S. Army in January of 1945. He was honorably discharged in November of 1946. Returning home from the Second World War, Ron was employed at several jobs before becoming a maintenance employee at Edinboro College. He worked there from 1972 until his retirement in 1991.

A member of the Erie Masonic Lodge and the Erie Shrine, Ron also was an active member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed the out-of-doors and fishing and hunting. He also was an avid reader, partcularly enjoying magazines and articles about his two hobbies.

In addition to his wife, Mary, of 35 years, survivors include two stepdaughters, Susan Kahlbaugh and her husband, William, of Albion, and Janet McLallen of Townville; a stepson, David McLallen and his wife, Lisa, of Erie; two grandchildren, Christy McLallen of Townville and Patrick McLallen of Erie; and two great-grandchildren, Leiah McCarl and Liam McCarl. He is also survived by two brothers, Charles Wellman of Edinboro, and Larry Wellman and his wife, Sandy, of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. The funeral will begin at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Jerry Walton, pastor of Meadville First Baptist Church, officiating.

Interment will be in Mitchell Cemetery, Cambridge Township.

Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. Eighth St., Erie, Pa. 16505-5097.

To send condolences, please visit vanmatrefuneralhome.com.

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