Leon E. Welsh
Leon E. Welsh, age 77, of Liberty, died on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on October 6, 1941 in Quincy, a son of Loren and Helen (Schoenekase) Welsh. Leon married Mary Lou Campbell on November 19, 1960 in St. Brigid Catholic Church. She survives.
Leon was a 1959 Graduate of Liberty High School and then served in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Korea.
He worked for Southwest Bell and AT&T Ameritech Telephone Company for 36 years, retiring in 2002.
He was a lifelong Catholic and member of St. Brigid Catholic Church. He loved to lector at Mass. Leon was a member of Payson VFW Post #2061 , the I.B.E.W., and the Telephone Pioneers. Leon was an outdoorsman, he loved working on the farm, woodcarving, his grandkids and his Boston Terrier, Lily.
Leon is survived by his wife; Mary Lou; three children: Stephen (Dionne) Welsh of Chesapeake, VA; Lisa (Michael) Berry of Quincy; Michael (Dawn) Welsh of Bunker Hill, IL; grandchildren: Cora Welsh of Chesapeake, VA; Patrick, Nicholas, Katherine Berry (Shaun Dietrich) all of Quincy; Taylor, Sydney, and Meghan Welsh all of Bunker Hill, IL; brothers: Phil (Joyce) Welsh of Liberty, Bill (Donna) Welsh of Ewing, MO and Tony Welsh of Champaign, IL; a brother-in-law, Doug (Cheryl) Campbell of Plainville; and many nieces and nephews also survive.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Brigid Catholic Church. Interment in St. Brigid Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to D.A.V. , Payson VFW Post 2061 or to St. Brigid Catholic Church Cemetery Fund. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.