Paula June Welch, 60, of Jacksonville, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at the Springfield Memorial Medical Center. She was born, Feb. 26, 1956, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Paul and Melba June Vortman Welch. Surviving is her mother, Melba Welch; one brother, Glen E. Welch; one nephew, Michael (Ida Burton) Welch all of Jacksonville; six great nieces; and special friend, Stephanie Barnes. One daughter, April Welch, preceded her in death in 1990. Paula was employed by the Wells Center as a cook. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Bluffs. A Celebration of Life service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Daws Family Funeral Home in South Jacksonville. The family will meet friends 5-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in the East Cemetery in Jacksonville. Memorials are suggested to Fairview Cemetery.
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