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WELCH, Leona Maye 1925 - 2016


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 7/10/2016 at 14:52:31

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Page 8

Leona Maye WELCH

Leona Maye WELCH, 91, of West Branch, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch (note: in Cedar Co., IA).

A private graveside memorial service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield, with the Rev. John McDonald officiating.

Memorials can be made to Evergreen Cemetery or Trinity Friends Church of Richland. Cards and memorials can be mailed to Gary HOSKINS, 1913 Ridgeway Drive, Iowa City 52245. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.behnerfh.com.

Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield is assisting the family.

Mrs. WELCH was born March 15, 1925, in Richland, the daughter of Lowell and Mattie TALLEY LAKE. She married Hubert HOSKINS Sept. 23, 1944. They later divorced, and she married Donald WELCH. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. WELCH attended school in Richland and graduated in 1944.

She worked in various departments at Easter's and Hy-Vee grocery stores.

She was an avid Hawkeye football and basketball fan. She enjoyed purchasing and then reselling antiques. Spending time with her children and grandchildren were of most importance to her.

Survivors include: two sons, Gary HOSKINS and wife Kathy of Iowa City, and Jim HOSKINS and wife Gwenn of Fairfield; one daughter, Lugene JACKSON and husband Russell of LaPorte, Colorado; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Frank LAKE of Fort Worth, Texas.

In addition to her second husband, she was preceded in death by: her parents, Lowell and Mattie LAKE; two brothers, Lorell and Everett LAKE; two sisters, Eva REIGHARD and Blanch BLANDING; one daughter, Charlene IBBOTSON; and one son-in-law, John IBBOTSON.

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