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Elizabeth C. Welch

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 22 at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Lewistown. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. 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

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