Paula Welch Strange

Paula Welch Strange, 60 years of age, passed on November 16, 2020 in the home she shared with her husband in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Paula was born on July 30, 1960 in Van Buren, Arkansas to Howard J. Welch and the late Wonda Dell Welch. Paula graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2004 and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2011 with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. Paula married Patrick Strange on March 7, 1998 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She worked for Boys and Girls Haven of Louisville until her retirement in 2016. Paula enjoyed reading, spending time with family, laughing, and playing cards. She was a loving and caring person, a devoted wife, mother, and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her. Paula leaves to cherish her loving memory her husband, Patrick Strange; children, Paula Loryn Gesner and Jonathan Shelby Kell, Jr.; three sisters, Angela Welch Williams, Andrea Welch Zeringue, and Cecelia Peace Rider; eight grandchildren, Grayson, Preston, Jacob, Noah, Shelby, Austyn, Fynlee, and Devyn; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Paula's name to the Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter, PO Box 951, Elizabethtown, KY 42702. Condolences may be expressed online at



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