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Esther Welshans

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[February 12, 2010]  MOUNT PULASKI -- Esther H. Welshans, 86, of Mount Pulaski, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at 12:05 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with Mark Weber officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery.

Mrs. Welshans worked for Bo-Jac Seed Co. in Mount Pulaski for 19 years.

She was born June 5, 1923, in Evansville to Fred and Lena Runningburg Winkleman. She married Cecil O. Welshans in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 29, 1941.

She is survived by two sons, Earl Welshans of Mount Pulaski and Ernest Welshans of Mount Pulaski; two daughters, Lisa Welshans of Lincoln and Bertha Payne of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, one grandson, three brothers and five sisters. She was the last of her immediate family.

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She was a member of Buffalo Christian Church.

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