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Born: January 18, 1938

Death: July 2, 2011

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Dolores Welch

    January 18, 1938  -  July 2, 2011

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Dolores Welch, 73, Galesburg, passed away at 10:55 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Seminary Manor in Galesburg.
She was the daughter of Lawrence and Mildred Smith Nichols born on Jan. 18, 1938, in Galesburg. She was reared and educated in Galesburg, graduating from Corpus Christi in 1955 and then attending Brown's Business College. Dolores was employed by numerous different companies including the Woolsey Stickley Lewis Firm, Rowe Manufacturing, Burlington Northern Truck Lines, and Fidelity Federal.
She married Henry T. "Tom" Welch on June 11, 1983, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on May 23, 2010.
She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Perkins of Galesburg; stepsons, Mark (Lisa) Welch of Galesburg, Mike Welch of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Tim Welch of Carlsbad, N.M.; three sisters, Sharon Grabill of Galesburg, Donna (Larry) Palmer of Galesburg, and Mary (Vern) Meeker of Galesburg; and one brother, Richard Nichols of Cambridge. She is also survived by a special friend, Carol Kenan of Galesburg; and three grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a nephew.
Cremation rites will be accorded, per her request there will be no services. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association . Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory is handling local arrangements. Online condolences and sympathy cards can be made at