Lisa M. Welker


Lisa M. Welker, of Grove City, formerly of Franklin, Pa., passed away at home on Sunday evening, March 31, 2019, following a very extended battle with chronic illness. She was 53.
Lisa was born in Franklin, Pa., on Feb. 10, 1966, to Francis E. and Gloria P. (Patrick) Allen. A graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1984, Lisa went on to study at Grove City College, where she met and married Randall W. Welker on May 23, 1987; he survives at home.
Lisa was a homemaker who devoted many years to homeschooling her three children. Lisa found comfort in her faith in Jesus Christ and attended, when able, Grace Anglican Church in Grove City. Lisa was ceaselessly active, engaged and supportive in the lives of her children and husband, from rarely missing a soccer or tennis match when they were in high school years, to sending spontaneous gifts and keeping in touch through phone calls and texts later in life. Lisa had a warrior's heart and a great love for people, reaching out to them with mercy and never hesitating to provide emotional, spiritual, or financial support to those in need.
In addition to her husband, Lisa is survived by three children, Gabrielle Kucks and husband Ross, of Grove City; Josiah Welker and fiancé Abigail Diamond, and Matthew Welker, all of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Jane Miller and husband Keith, of Stowe, Ohio, and Mary Jo Swartz and husband Mark, of Jensen Beach, Fla.; and two brothers, Mark Allen, of Las Vegas, and Frank Allen, of Franklin.
Her parents preceded Lisa in death.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Welker's memory to: Compassion International, at

Lisa M. Welker, 53, of Grove City, formerly of Franklin, Pa.
Visiting hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday (4-4-19) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
Funeeral service: 6 p.m. Friday (4-5-19) in the sanctuary of Tower Presbyterian Church, Grove City with Pastor Ethan Magness of Grace Anglican Church officiating.
Published on April 2, 2019
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Tammy and Glenn Kobernik
Apr 05, 2019
To Randy and Family,
My heart is broken for you. I am so sorry for the loss of Lisa. She was such a sweet person. My condolences for you all. Thoughts and prayers with you.