Jay Welker, 90, St. Elmo
Jay Welker, 90, of St. Elmo, died at 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday at C&A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, with the Rev. Randol Shrum officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in St. Elmo, with military rites accorded by American Legion Post 420 in St. Elmo. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials: Shriners' Hospitals, Fairview Methodist Church or donor's choice.
Mr. Welker was born on Aug. 7, 1922, in Fayette County, the son of John F. and Nellie McKenzie Welker. He married Rebecca Smith on June 14, 1975, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
He is survived by his wife; son, John Welker of Evansville, Ind.; and adopted daughter, Marcia Perkins of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
C & A Pagel Funeral Home
100 N. Olive St. St. Elmo, IL 62458
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