In Memory of

Elizabeth Welch

Full Name: Elizabeth C. Welch
Date of Birth: August 11, 1916
Date of Death: August 19, 2018
August 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown
Service Information:
August 22, 2018 - 12:00 PM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown

Lewistown- Elizabeth C. Welch, 102, of rural Lewistown passed away peacefully at Clayberg Fulton County Nursing Center in Cuba, Illinois on Sunday, August 19, 2018.

She was born August 11, 1916 to Elza and Eula (Pratt) Chipman in rural Lewistown. She graduated from Lewistown Community High School in 1934 and worked at Caterpillar in Peoria as an office assistant until she married Fay Welch on February 11, 1939. They lived and worked in Peoria until 1949 when they moved back to Lewistown to farm full time. She was a homemaker and dedicated her life to taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Fay February 3, 2006, one son, Donald Welch, and brothers Chester Chipman and Ray Chipman.  Surviving are two children, Marie (Stephen) Wickert and Barbara Welch of Lewistown, two grandchildren, Brian (Cara) Wickert and Michelle (Mike) Barclay of Lewistown, and five great grandchildren, Ashley Barclay, Kody Wickert, Katelyn Wickert, Kolston Wickert and Kinslee Wickert of Lewistown.

She attended First Presbyterian Church in Lewistown, and was a member of Fulton Co. Farm Bureau and past member of the Senior Women’s Club and the Lewistown High School Alumni Association.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday August 22nd at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Lewistown. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until noon Wednesday at the memorial home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lewistown. To view Elizabeth’s life tribute video or to send condolences visit

To view video tribute click here.

From: Dwayne MarkleyAug 20 2018 11:47AM
Have a wonderful trip to Heaven Auntie. Say Hi to Mom and everyone. You will be missed.
From: Craig W. MillerAug 20 2018 12:13PM
I am very saddened to hear of Mrs. Welch's passing. Many times I would see her out in the yard of her country home. She would always wave as I drove by. She will truly be missed. My condolences to her friends and family.
From: Lisa deushaneAug 20 2018 7:07PM
Im so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Welch was a lovely lady im so glad to have got to know her. I will dearly miss her smile and wave every time she saw me it brighten my day.
From: Tama Markley WesselAug 20 2018 8:02PM
You will be missed by all Aunt Elizabeth. Deepest Sympathies from the Markley family.
From: Joe BerryAug 21 2018 11:35AM
I am sorry for your loss.  My mother always talked about Elizabeth and how she welcomed her to the neighborhood back in 1950.

The video was extremely touching.  Thank you for sharing it.
From: Virgil & Ethel BrewerAug 21 2018 5:22PM
Elizabeth graduated from Lewistown High with my oldest sister, Alzata Leonard Gordon.  They were lifetime friends & Elizabeth asked about her  every time we met.  In later years, we enjoyed Elizabeth @ LCHS Alumni Banquet.She lived a good long life & will be missed by many.

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