Lila Lee [nee Henson] Welch, 68, from Perryville, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on July 17, 1954 to the late Virgil and Gloria [nee McIntyre] Henson and grew up in Bonne Terre, Missouri.
Lila married Thomas [Tom] M. Welch on May 4, 1996. He passed away of a broken heart just six days after Lila.
She leaves behind a stepson and two stepdaughters; Gary [Christy] Welch, Tammie [Curtis] Lowes and Mary Ann [Jarrod] Leible. She also is survived by a son, daughter-in-law and daughter; John Couch, Heidi Couch and Susan Reynolds.
She was a loving grandmother to Steph [Drew] Richardet, Zach [Matty] Welch, Alex Binner, Chelsi [Montana] Giesler, Kyle Welch, Trevor Hotop, Brooke Lowes, Megan Newland, Cassondra Smith, Mariah O’Donnell, Sarina O’Donnell, Alana Couch and Nathan Couch. She was also a proud great-grandmother to Bristol, Knox and Piper Richardet; Kristopher and Arianna Taylor; Desmond Byers; Madison and Katherine Hodges; and Baby Boy Giesler due to come in a few weeks.