Mary Maxine Welp, 89

Mary Maxine Welp, 89, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Glenwood Place while under the care of Iowa River Hospice.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at St Henry’s Catholic Church in Marshalltown, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 9:30 until service time at 10:30 a.m. at the church in Marshalltown, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to The American Cancer Society. For condolences or questions please visit; Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Maxine and her family. Phone 641-844-1234.

Mary Maxine Kennedy was born in Bancroft, Iowa. She was the daughter of Ambrose and Rose (Brink) Kennedy. Mary attended school at St John’s High School in Bancroft, Iowa, and went on to attend the University of Iowa graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce. On August 3, 1948, Maxine was united in marriage to William Welp at St John’s Catholic Church in Bancroft, Iowa. Soon after their marriage; they called Marshalltown home.

Left to cherish her memory is her sons, Russell (Janine) Welp of McKinney, Texas and Bill Welp Jr. of Marshalltown, Iowa. Grandchildren: Jennifer (Alex) Bonzer, Jessica (Dan) Bishop, Drew (Kimberly) Welp, Sara Welp and Lauren Welp. Great grandchildren: Claire, Katelyn, Evelyn, Brody, Blake, Hadley and William. Brothers: Bill (Alice) Kennedy, Jim (Ella) Kennedy, and sisters, Shirley Horan and Joann McDonald.

In death Maxine rejoins husband, William and daughter, Geri Weaver.