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Mrs. Patricia Sue Perry Welker, age 64, of Madison, Indiana, formerly of Columbus, Indiana, entered this life on April 17, 1949, in Vincennes, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late William Nyle and Evelyn May Gerrard Perry. Patricia received her Master's in Education and her Bachelor's in Education from Indiana University. She was united in marriage on December 26, 1970, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Jeffrey G. Welker. This happy union was blessed with three daughters. Patricia and Jeffrey settled in Columbus, Indiana to raise their family. Patricia was employed with the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, retiring after 25 years of teaching. She spent 16 years at Parkside Elementary where she taught first grade. After retirement in 2008, Patricia and Jeffrey moved to Madison. Patricia was a devoted wife, dedicated mother and loving grandmother. As a faithful member of the Church of Christ, Patricia was a gift and servant to all. She enjoyed the love and support shown to her through this difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. Patricia died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 6:45 p.m. at her home in Madison, Indiana.
Patricia will be missed by her loving husband of nearly 43 years, Jeffrey G. Welker of Madison, Indiana; her loving daughters, Kimberly Kingry and her husband, Adam, of Indiana, Jennifer Allison and her husband, William, of Kentucky, Rachel Anderson and her husband, James, of Texas; her loving brothers, William Perry and his wife, Carolyn, of Indianapolis, Indiana, Michael Perry and his wife, Gena, of Bedford, Indiana; her loving grandchildren, Madeline, Ellie, Charlotte, Jessie, Zeb, Juliette, Kylah and Koryn; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, William Nyle Perry, who died in May 1968; and her mother, Evelyn May Gerrard Perry,who died in February 1999.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. by Brother Gerry Sandusky at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Private interment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Madison, Indiana.
Friends and family may call on Saturday from noon until time of the service at the funeral home.
A celebration of life dinner will be held on Saturday immediately following the memorial celebration.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heritage Fund -- the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, or to pancreatic cancer cure research through The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714. Cards are available at the funeral home.