July 6, 1918 – March 24, 2017


Eleanor "Eileen" Welch, 98 of Ingraham, Illinois, passed away at 9:25 am, Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Flora Rehab and Health Care Center in Flora, IL.


Arrangements are being handled by J.W. Neal Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017. A celebration of life will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with Interment in Ingraham Cemetery. The family requests no memorials be given. Please visit www.nealfuneralhome.net to leave condolences, tributes or to light a candle.

Eileen was born July 6, 1918, the daughter of Oma (Musgrove) Galloway. She was employed by Hi-Low Foods in Chicago as a cashier. On July 4, 1937, she was united in marriage to Dallas Welch at the Ingraham Christian Church in Ingraham, IL. To this union two sons and one daughter were born.


She leaves to mourn her passing, sons, Darrell (Dana) Welch of St. Helen's, OR, Norman (Penny) Welch of Geneva, FL; grandchildren, Bret (Sheri) Goebel of Houston, TX; granddaughter-in-law, Lis Goebel of Tampa, FL, Philip (Susan) Goebel of Cleveland, TN, Jeff (Theresa) Goebel of Houston, TX, Sandra Welch of Sacramento, CA, Eric (Jen) Welch of Sacramento, CA, Amy Welch, Indianapolis, IN and Anna Welch of Indianapolis, IN; 12 great-grandchildren and 5 great, great-grandchildren.


Eileen is preceded in death by her husband Dallas Welch, daughter Rita Goebel, brother Lowell Galloway, sisters Mabel Rude, Anna Shaner and grandson Gary Goebel.