Eileen Welch 99, of St. Joseph passed away on Friday September 25, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday October 1, 2020 at Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph. Intombment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana. Visitation will be Thursday from Noon-1:00 P.M.
Eileen was born October 12, 1920 at Sadorus, the daughter of John and Anna (O'Neil) Gallagher. She married William F. Bushue, he preceded her in death. She then married James Albert Welch, he survives.
She is also survived by her daughter, Sandra Waller of St. Joseph, and her son, Dustin Ragle of St. Joseph. Grandchildren, Jeanne Lord, Joseph Ragle, and Everett Bushue. Great grandchildren, Blake (Katlyn) Waller, Ty Waller, Joseph (Alex) Ragle Jr, Josh Ragle, and two great-great grandchildren Riley and Anna Snyder.
Eileen was preceeded in death by her parents, son James, daughter Linda, and grandson Troy Waller.
Eileen retired from the University of Illinois and was a former manager at TCBY Yogurt store.
She enjoyed mowing her yard until the age of 94, sewing, cooking for her family, and family get-togethers.
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