Mary Ellen Welch

Posted Online: Nov. 25, 2012, 7:00 pm
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Mary Ellen "Marie" Welch, 89, of East Moline, formerly of Davenport, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
A service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Runge Mortuary, with visitation 9-10 a.m.
Marie was born Oct. 22, 1923. She married Francis C. Welch in 1946. He died in 1992.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary Zelnio, Moline, and Joleen Martin, Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and sister, Arleen Johnson, Davenport.
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