Ann Alicia Welch age 98, of Edina, Missouri, died Sunday, March 2, 2008 at the LaBelle Manor Care Center in LaBelle, Missouri.
She was born on December 28, 1909, at Mystic, Iowa, the daughter of Alexandria and Alicia Truskoski Mendina.
On September 6, 1925, she was united in marriage to Arthur Joseph Welch in the St. Aloysius Catholic Church at Baring, Missouri and he preceded her in death on June 1, 1973.
Ann was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Tony and William Mendina and two sisters, Helen Jackson and Sophia Wolever.
Surviving are two sons, John R. Welch and wife Barbara of Blue Springs, Missouri, and Donald Bruce Welch and wife Shirley of Advance, North Carolina, five grandchildren, Wendy Walker of Greensboro, North Carolina, Pam Keiser and husband KJ of Advance, North Carolina, Kristi Ann Montgomery and husband Daniel of Salina, Kansas, Cameron Scott Welch of Thornton, Colorado, and Jon Charlton Welch of Kansas City, Missouri, eleven great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Welch was raised in Mystic, Iowa, where she graduated from high school. She and her husband lived in LaBelle, Missouri and later moved to Edina in 1940 to make their home.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church at Edina, Missouri, St. Ann’s Sodality Society, and a member of the Sorosis Club and the Culture Club of Edina, Missouri. She was an avid bridge player and a member of the American Contract League and two bridge clubs in the area.
She also was employed part time at the Missouri Power & Light company office in Edina for several years and served as a board member of the Knox County Senior Housing for five years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 A.M. Thursday, March 6, 2008, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, Missouri. Father Bill Kottenstette will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Music will be provided by Nancy Reardon, organist, and Anne Gramling soloist.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 5, 2008, after 4 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.
A Prayer Service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Ann Alicia Welch may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537. firstname.lastname@example.org