Gladys M. Welch

AMBOY — Gladys M. Welch, 88, of Amboy, and formerly of Maytown, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Maple Crossing. 

She was born Jan. 5, 1930, in Hazlehurst, Ga., the daughter of Enoch and Lucille (Bryant) Newborn.

Gladys had farmed with her husband in Maytown, and raised and sold Christmas Trees. She also drove school bus for the Amboy School District for 22 years.

Gladys had been a member of the First Lutheran Church in Ohio. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and fishing.

She married Floyd Welch in Spring Valley on Jan. 11, 1947. He preceded her in death April 8, 2006. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her children, Diane (Ray) Byers, of Ohio, Roy (Sue) Welch, of Amboy, and Rich Welch, of Sterling; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary (Elmer) Waldschmidt, of McNabb.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy with the Rev. Barb Otten, officiating. Burial will follow in Van Orin Repose Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to the time of service, on Saturday, in the funeral home. 

A memorial has been established. 

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