RUSSELL “RUSS” EDWARD WELCH, 73, of Wellsburg, WV passed away March 6, 2023, at home. He was born November 4, 1949, in Follansbee, WV to the late Regis and Myrtle Hileman Welch. Russ was an employee of Cleveland Cliffs with 51 years of service and was proudly involved with the Brooke Hills Playhouse. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Paula Rae Finley Welch who passed away in 2018, and his brother Roger Welch. He is survived by his two daughters: Nicole Dawn Welch (Olivia) and Terra Diane Welch (Steve), all of Wellsburg, WV; a brother, Rev. Lynn White (Connie) of Louisville, OH; a sister, Patty Charis Moats (Jim) of Wellsburg’ stepson, Seth Sapp (Cassie); and a step grandson, Mathew Lee Sapp. Visitation will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023, from 2-4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until the time of the service at 8 p.m., at Reanser Funeral Home, Wellsburg, with pastor Ron Davis officiating. Online condolences can be made at ReanserOf Wellsburg.com.