Pearl (Welker) Gouge
Pearl L. Gouge, age 94 of Shelby, died Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Crestwood Care Center surrounded by her friends and family.
She was born March 8, 1915 in Crestline Ohio, the daughter of the late Frederick Lee and Harriet (Bamberry) Welker. Pearl was a graduate of Tiro High School. She retired from Shelby Autocall in 1980 after many years of service. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Shelby. She was a beloved and caring aunt and friend to many.
She is survived by a sister-in-law: Dora Welker of Shelby; a nephew and his wife: Herbert Lee and Peggy Welker of Plymouth; 3 nieces and their husbands: Deborah Welker of Shelby, Pauline and Donald Shifley of Galion, and Esther and Jon Murray of Hazelwood, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband: Calvin W. Gouge in 1993, a brother: Herbert Welker and a sister, Phelma Phillips.
Friends may call on Saturday November 14, 2009 at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, from 10-11AM where funeral services will be held at 11 AM by Rev. Steven C. Bond. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. Memorial expressions may be made to the First Lutheran Church or American Diabetes Association. On-line condolences may be made at
The family would like to thank Dawn Murray and the nurses and aides at Crestwood Care Center for the loving care they showed to Pearl over the years.