Welshon, Marcella

Marcella Louise Welshon, 87, of Farmington died Jan. 16, 2021, at Parkland Health Center in Farmington. Mrs. Welshon worked as the deputy recorder of deeds for Jefferson County for many years. She was a member of the GFWC Monday Club, the BPW Foundation, the Red Hat Society of Farmington, the Newcomers of Farmington, the Royal Arch Widows, the Ladies Auxiliary of De Soto Elks Post 689 and the Social Order of the Beauceant, along with being a member and Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. She served as the Democratic Committee Woman of Valle Township for many years. She was a devout Christian and belonged to the Church of God of Farmington. She enjoyed bingo and traveling, including numerous cruises, but mostly loved spending time with her family and always left “Nanny Cella" marks with her red lipstick. She was born May 5, 1933, in Sesser, Ill., the daughter of the late Rev. Clarence and Geneverett (Darrough) Taylor.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years: Roy Allen Welshon Sr.; two children: Kathy (Randall Sr.) Davis of Farmington and Edward “Scott" (Christy) Welshon of Holt; eight grandchildren: Angelica “Angel” Marie (Chuck) Mayberry of Hillsboro, Randall "Randy" Joe Davis Jr. of Mt. Sterling, Ky., David Michael (Hayley) Welshon of Philadelphia, Pa., Melissa Renee (Jon) Lamb of Festus, Geoffrey Wayne (Michelle) Van Matre of De Soto, Matthew Ryan Welshon of Columbia, Brian Christopher Welshon of Kansas City and Craig Allen Welshon of Kansas City; 10 great-grandchildren: Tara Jo (fiancé Nathan Higgins) Mayberry, Ryan Jeffrey Mayberry, Sophie Brooke Lamb, Shelby Annette Hickman, Daniel Luke Hickman Jr., Spencer Allen Lamb, Lincoln Wayne Van Matre, Nolan Allen Welshon, Florence Marcella Welshon and Louis David Welshon; two siblings: Jean Ann Hoyt of De Soto and David (Karen) Taylor of Cedar Hill; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son: Roy Allen Welshon Jr.; and a brother: Fred Taylor.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. until a funeral service at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Cozean Memorial Chapel, 217 W. Columbia, St., in Farmington, officiated by the Rev. David Taylor. Burial will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. Memorial may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 9370 Olive Boulevard, St. Louis, 63132. Arrangements are under the direction of Cozean Memorial Chapel.

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