Mildred Welch, 72, died Saturday, March 31, 2018.

She was born Sept. 8, 1945, in Campo, Colorado, to Robert Stevens and Viola Stevens (Maurer).

She married Dallas H. Welch on June 24, 1981, in Lyons.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling with her husband, and attending the Nazarene church.

She is survived by three siblings, Josephine Mayes, Betty Cook and Lester Stevens; five children, Carole Anderson and spouse Terry, Juddy Matney and spouse Paul, Ruth Belknap of Garden City, Wanda Schweikhard of Garden City, and Cecil Schweikhard; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four siblings, Orville Stevens, Nelly Welch, Darlene Springwater and Leroy Stevens; and her husband.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Loran Fawcett Chapel in Neodesha.

There will be a celebration of life at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Neodesha Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. To leave the family a message, visit