October 31, 1923 - December 17, 2017
Celebration of Life at a future date
Patricia Welty Lord, age 94, of Westerville, Ohio, passed away December 17, 2017 peacefully with family by her side. Born in Baton Rouge, LA and raised in Lebanon Tennessee, where she met her husband, Oscar Louis Lord, Jr, who was on maneuvers with the 2nd Army before World War II. Patti was employed at Sewart AFB in Smyrna, TN, and attended Cumberland University. A fter the war, they raised a family with stops in Philadelphia, PA, Youngstown, OH, Lebanon, TN and Westerville, OH. Most important was that of being a mother to six children, 3 boys and 3 girls, whom will miss her immensely. Patti was a member of Church of Messiah, Westerville, for 53 years. She wrote the check for the first Genoa Township fire truck while serving as Genoa Township clerk. Patti volunteered at St Anns Hospital in the gift shop for over 30 years and Childrens Hospital, Twig. She and Oscar supported Otterbein University O Club and activities. Proceeded in death by parents William Welty and Bernice T Welty, brother Neil T (Buddy) Welty, sister Evelyn (Carl A) Baker, son-in-law Thomas Barnhard, son-in-law Douglas Losey, and the love of her life, Oscar Louis Lord, Jr. Survived by son Gen Lance (Beccy) Lord, USAF Ret., daughter Melinda Barnhard, son Oscar Louis (Cheryl) Lord III, daughter Pattybeth Losey, daughter Amanda (Mike) Rose, and son Christian W (Marcia) Lord; Grandchildren, Melissa (Tim) Storch, Howard Raymond (Mischelle) Reece, Jr, Jason (Jennifer) Lord, Joshua (Sara) Lord, Shannon (Jason) Krakovich, Samantha (Mark) Nuzum, Oscar (Sara) Lord IV, Shane (Gisela) Watkinson, Amanda Watkinson, Andrew (Jerrica) Rose, Joseph (Chelsea) Lord, Nathan (Caitlin) Lord, Kristen (Chris) DAndrea, Shelley (Ogi) Karabatkovic; Great Grandchildren, Bethany (Tony) Peak, Kathleen Conley, Melanie Conley, Marley Mitchell, Manny Norwood, Matthew, Abigail and Lucas Lord, Ryland Reece, Chloe and Addison Watkinson, Olivia and Lyla Lord, Oliver Karabatkovic, Cora DAndrea, and Maximus Krakovich; Great Great Grandchildren; Shelby Peak, sister-in-law Evelyn Welty Lea, and many loving nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein O Club c/o Otterbein University, Westerville, OH, Church of Messiah, Westerville, OH or Childrens Hospital, Columbus, OH.