Welch, Mabel Leona Morrow – Obituary

Mrs. Amos Welch, 1018 N. 10th St. Burlington, 52, passed away Monday [June 20], at 3:30 p.m. at Mercy Hospital, Burlington where she had been a patient 48 hours. Mabel Leona Welch, daughter of Millie Gholson and Fred Morrow, was born at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Sept. 15, 1902. She was married July 3, 1917 at Chariton to Amos Lloyd Welch. Before moving to Burlington about two years ago, the family resided at Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Welch was a member of the former Methodist Protestant Church.

Besides her husband, she leaves two children; Rex D. and Lila Jean, both of whom are at home, her mother, Mrs. Fred Morrow of Lockridge and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Velda Blackstock of Chariton, Mrs. Ina Combs of Burlington, Earl Morrow of Lockridge, Mrs. Vera Cornwell of Burlington, John Morrow of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Ruth Peterson of Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Gertrude Shontz of Goldhill, Oregon.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Elliott Chapel in New London, with the Rev. Robert E. Fuchs, assistant pastor of Oak Street Baptist Church in Burlington officiating. The following nephews will be casket bearers: Wendell Ball, Dwight Ball, William Cornwell, Dale Cornwell, Dean Combs and Fred Combs. Burial will be in Burge Cemetery west of New London..

Mt. Pleasant News, June 21, 1955
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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