Janet Lucille Welch
Janet Lucille Welch, 81, of Springfield, went home to the Lord on August 31, 2018 at Heritage Health, surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 13, 1936 in East St. Louis, IL to Robert Lynn and Viola Harton Cain. She married Reverend Walter Welch in 2006 and he preceded her in death on January 30, 2017. Her parents also preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Sherri (Randy) Spears of Belleville; one sister, Gloria (James) Middleton of Springfield; one nephew, Jim (Cherry) Middleton Jr.; one niece, Lynn (Brian) Romanotto; two great nephews, one great niece, one great-great nephew, one great-great niece, and several cousins.
Janet was a dietary aid for many years within schools and nursing homes. She was a member of the Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald Society. She was an avid Cardinals fan. Janet also loved being involved in Sunday school and craft ladies at her church, Eastview Baptist.
Visitation: 9:30-11:30 am, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield.
Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home- Springfield with Pastor Bennie Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Eastview Baptist Church.
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