Margaret Ellen Welsh, of Williamsburg, Iowa, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at her home at the age of 86 years.|
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 14, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Williamsburg. Father Joseph Roost will officiate. Burial will be at St. Michael Cemetery, Holbrook, Iowa. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. today at Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Williamsburg, where there will be a prayer service at 2 p.m. Memorials may be given to St. Michael Cemetery Fund.
She was born Sept. 14, 1927, near Parnell, Iowa, daughter of John Michael and Ellen Theresa Clear Curry. She graduated from Parnell High School in 1945 and Marycrest College in Davenport in 1949.
After college, she worked at Alcoa in Bettendorf and later at Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On Aug. 1, 1953, Margaret Ellen was united in marriage to John James Welsh at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Parnell. The couple made their home on the family farm east of Williamsburg. John died on Dec. 17, 1996. Margaret Ellen remained on the farm for three years until moving to Williamsburg. She worked as a front desk clerk at the Best Western Hotel in Williamsburg for 18 years.
Margaret Ellen was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Williamsburg. She enjoyed playing bridge and was very involved in her grandchildren's lives.
Margaret Ellen is survived by two sons, Joseph (Christine) Welsh, Viola, and Daniel Welsh, Iowa City; three grandchildren, Joshua (Jennifer) Welsh, Davenport, Jessica Terry, Veedersburg, Ind., and John Luke Welsh, Williamsburg; a great-granddaughter, Emily Terry; and a sister, Kathleen (Glenn) Medhus, Moline. She was preceded by her parents and husband.
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