Florence Clara (Nelson) Welchert, of Sabetha, Kansas and formerly of Fairview, Kansas died Monday afternoon, May 3, 2010 at Sabetha Manor. She was 78 years of age. Flo was born on November 26, 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Adolph Nelson and Nellie (Ballard) Nelson. Flo was united in marriage to Jerrold W. Welchert on May 21, 1961 in Omaha, Nebraska.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerrold Welchert on November 7, 2003; her parents, Adolph Nelson and Nellie Nelson, one brother, Leonard Lewton.
She is survived by her two daughters; Mary (Welchert) Watson and her husband, Michael of Independence, Missouri and Ann (Welchert) Smith and her husband, Ron of Lebo, Kansas; one son, Joseph Welchert of Emporia, Kansas; one sister, Lee Bressler of Bowling Green, Ohio; one brother, Carl Nelson of Omaha, Nebraska and 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Augustine's Catholic Church of Fidelity and the body will lie in state at the church after 9:30 to service time. A parish rosary will be recited on Wednesday evening, May 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. The interment will be made in the St. Augustine's Church Cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made to the St. Augustine's Catholic Church sent in care of the funeral home.