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Mary Lou Welsh

Mary Lou Welsh

Mary Lou Welsh, age 78, of Liberty, died on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Blessing Hospital. She was born on May 26, 1941 in Quincy, the daughter of Louis and Hilda (Hendricks) Campbell. Mary married Leon Welsh on November 19, 1960 in St. Brigid Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on July 7, 2019.

Mary Lou was first and foremost, a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church and a member of the Altar Society. She happily participated in many church events and activities. Her family loved her cooking, her baking, and knowing that at her house, the sweets were always homemade and plentiful. She and Leon traveled on several cruises from Jamaica to Alaska many and ports-in-between. Their trip to Ireland and Scotland was a highlight of their travels.

Mary is survived by her 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 (Maggie Fuchs), Nicholas, Katherine Berry (Shaun Dietrich) all of Quincy; Taylor, Sydney, and Meghan Welsh all of Bunker Hill, IL; her brother: Doug (Cheryl) of Plainville; sisters: Ruth (Raymond) Sheurman of Liberty; Pauline (Johnny) Franks of Liberty. Many brothers and sisters-in-law, beloved nieces and nephews; and her Boston Terrier, Lily also survive.

In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings: Herbert Campbell, Charles Campbell, Darlene Mintle, Roger Campbell, and a sister in infancy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Brigid Catholic Church. Private interment in St. Brigid Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and Monday afternoon from 1:30-2:00 p.m. in the St. Brigid Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Blessing Hospice, or to St. Brigid's Catholic Cemetery.

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From:
Carol &Mark Heidbreder
Decatur, IL
Comments:
Such a beautiful lady who will truly be missed.
From:
Barb Cutforth
Quincy, IL
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Steve, Lisa and Mike, So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. It has been a rough year for you guys. Please know that I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a special person and will be greatly missed.
From:
Robin mowen
Liberty, IL
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Marylou- was such a beautiful Christian lady inside and out!! All of you have my deepest sympathy and prayers 🙏
From:
Connie Leis
Chesapeake, VA
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Steve, Dionne, Cora and the rest of the family...you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.
Love Gene and Connie
From:
Larry & Pat Veile
Nebo, IL
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Deepest sympathies to Doug and Cheryl and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:
Gary Fuchs (Fuchs Family)
Bloomingdale, IL
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Although we did not have the honor of Meeting Mary(Granny) We heard all about her from Maggie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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Pam (Schneider) Markin
Cape Girardeau, MO
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Mary and Leon Welsh were the best of neighbors, and we were very fortunate; they were only one hill away. Steve, Lisa, and Mike, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Did you know your Mom fixed my hair for me for prom? Your parents were just really good people. Love, Pam & Ken Markin
From:
Jamie and Jodie Hahn
Liberty, IL
Comments:
Steve, Lisa, and Mike,
So sorry to hear of Mary Lou’s passing. Please know that you are all in our prayers and we are sorry we will not be able to make it to visitation as we are out of town. Love, prayers, and peace!
From:
Wanda O'Hara
Quincy, IL
Comments:
To Mary's family,
You have our Deepest Sympathy.
Don worked at the phone company with your Dad. I knew your Mother's family years ago. Went to school with some of her brothers. Also Lisa took care very good care of me in 1993 when I had surgery.
God Bless,
Don and Wanda O'Hara
From:
Dennis Hugenberg
Payson, IL
Comments:
Steve, Lisa, Mike Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, I have many fond memories of your parents. Unfortunately I will be unable to attend the services. I also did not see your dad's passing until after the services. My condolences to all of you Dennis Hugenberg
From:
Julia Barry
Liberty, IL
Comments:
Mary Lou was such fun to be around, church dinners were fun because of her laughter. She will be missed here on earth but welcomed in Heaven by Leon.