Marcella Welch died September 22, 2012

  Marcella J. Welch passed away unexpectedly on September 22, 2012.

  She was born on October 24,1940 to Joseph and Elene(Schlight)Kolb in Braidwood,Il. Here she graduated from Reed-Custer high school.  After graduation she went to work at the Joliet Arsenal and later transferred to the Rock Island Arsenal.  After retiring she moved to Heber Springs. Here she became a very active volunteer for the Humane Society and she also helped out at Haven House. She was also very active in the Presbyterian Church.

  She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Elene(Schlight) Kolb, her sister Marilyn(Kolb) Caquelin and her son Kevin Welch.

  She is survived by her cat Sunny, her son Scott Welch and partner Brian Meyer of Des Moines,Ia.,nieces Cathy(Jerry) Rhoton of Earlville,Il., Becky(Jeff) Andrews of Sheridan, Il. and one nephew  Rick(Doreen) Caquelin of Stanford, Mt. She also has several great nieces, nephews and one great,great nephew and many friends.

  She will be cremated and buried at a later date in Girard,Il. with her parents and son. At which time there will be graveside services. This is being done in honor of her last requests.