Leah Welk | Obituaries | lancasteronline.com

Leah Welk, 92, of Lancaster, PA, formerly of 739 Emerald Street, Lancaster, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 3, 2022 at the Hamilton Arms Center where she resided. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she was the widow of B. Frank Welk, Jr., who died January 31, 2003. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Somerfield and the late Mary Buckwalter Somerfield.

Leah graduated from JP McCaskey High School and worked at Bower’s former photo department in Millersville, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the former First United Methodist Church, in Millersville, PA. During her lifetime, she enjoyed collecting Hummel figurines, was a fan of “The Sound of Music” and her beloved Philadelphia Phillies.

All her life, Leah has cared for her daughter, Mary S. Welk and her family. In addition to Mary, she is survived by her son, David J. Welk, Manheim, PA and Mary, grandson, Austin David Welk, and one brother, Junior Somerfield, Lancaster, PA. She was predeceased by four sisters, Jean Zimmerman, Mary Stafferi, Betty Byrd and Ann Leakway and two brothers, Raymond and Bob Somerfield.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Leah’s Graveside Service at Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at noon with Reverend Kerry Leeper officiating. The family will meet at The Groff’s Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 528 West Orange Street, (corner of West Orange and Pine Streets), Lancaster, PA 17603 on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until time of departure for the funeral service .

Memorial contributions may be sent to Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, attn: Fiscal Dept., 150 N. Queen Street, Suite 610, Lancaster, PA 17603 or the American Cancer Society 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603

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