April 7, 1921 - March 31, 2020
Mary L. Welch, age 98 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 3:55 PM, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. A graveside funeral service in her honor will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, April 6, 2020 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens; Reverend Gene Creek will officiate. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938 is in charge of services. Mary was born on April 7, 1921, the daughter of the late Arthur A. and Mae (Brown) Spracklen. She married George F. Welch on February 5, 1938 in St. Louis, Mo; he died in 1986. She is survived by four children: Sandra J. Pinnell and husband Don of Mattoon, IL, Judy A. Welch and husband Mick of Mattoon, IL, George R. Welch and wife Ruth of Burbank, CA, Sharon S. Woodyard and husband Marion of Georgetown, TX; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by one son, Larry D. Welch; one brother, Ray Spracklen; and two sisters, Verlie Orndorff and Inez Rynkiewitz. Mary was a retired employee of Kraft Foods and former employee of Brown Shoe Factory in Mattoon, IL. She loved flowers and often spent her time gardening and tending to her lawn. Her hobbies including sewing and bead work. Mary was independent, energetic, and lived life to the fullest. She was always there to brighten the lives of others. Memorials in her honor can be made to American Heart Association, 2141 W. White Oaks Dr. STE A, Springfield, IL 62704. Please visit www.mitchelljerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with the family.
Mary L. Welch, age 98 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 3:55 PM, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. A graveside funeral service in her honor will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, April 6, 2020 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens;... View Obituary & Service Information
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