STEPHENVILLE - Mary E. Welch, of Stephenville, a housewife, seamstress, musician, and a minister's wife, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at a local hospital. 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Lacy Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Erath Gardens of Memory. 

Mrs. Welch was born on Sept. 22, 1914, to the late W.J. Sanford and Nancy Myers Sanford in Lampasas. She married Oscar Welch on July 22, 1932. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2000, after 67 years and 6 months of marriage.

Mrs. Welch was a charter member of Covenant Life Church of Stephenville since 1953.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Covenant Life Church, P.O. Box 1126, Stephenville, TX  76401.

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Published June 23, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune