Loretta Edna Welton, 96, of Granite City, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at her home in Granite City.
Loretta was born April 15, 1919, in Granite City, a daughter of the late Stephen and Myrtle (Lewis) LaBarge.
On Sept. 2, 1942, Loretta married William Welton Jr., the love of her life, and William passed away Jan. 21, 1993. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City. Loretta was a proud homemaker who enjoyed taking care of family. She enjoyed playing bingo, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents and loving husband, Loretta was preceded in death by two sisters.
She is survived by her three dear children and a dear daughter-in-law; proud grandmother to six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.
In celebration of her life, a private family service will be held at Irwin Chapel on Madison Avenue, Granite City. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.
Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.