Funeral services for Lonnie W. Welsh, 65, rural Lawrence, KS, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. Military and Masonic graveside services will follow at Clinton Cemetery in Clinton, KS. He died on Monday, December 12, 2011 at his home near Clinton, KS.
He was born on December 12, 1946 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Homer and Velva Hardister Welsh.
Lonnie was a retired construction manager with Lawrence Construction Company and then was the Assistant Director of Construction for the University of Kansas. In later years, he worked part-time in the Clinton Store.
He was a member of the Clinton Presbyterian Church, the Albert Neese Masonic Lodge of Tecumseh, KS, the Arab Shrine in Topeka, KS, the National Rifle Association and Quail Unlimited.
Survivors include two sons, Derek (wife Brenda), of Lawrence, KS, J.T., of Lawrence, KS, his companion, Marilyn Stone, of the home, his father and step-mother, Homer & Judy Welsh, of Eudora, KS, a sister, Pennie (husband, James) Scribner, of Perry, KS, a step-daughter, Janice Pasley, of Lawrence, two step-sons, Loren Stone, of Lawrence, KS, Bryan Stone, of Princeton, seven grandchildren: Dalton Welsh, Delanie Stone, Cody Stone, Kaylee Stone, Ashley Stone, Jackson Pasley, Jalie Pasley, and one great grandson, Anthony James Wayne Welsh.
The family will greet friends from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2011 at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Clinton Presbyterian Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
JT-My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts & prayers are with your family at this sorrowful time.
With our deepest sympathy,
Love, Aunt Georgia & Uncle David
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lonnie was very special to me and my kids and was a big part of our lives for many years. Lonnie didn’t know a stranger and would help anyone at any time. He will be missed by many.
Lonnie was my introduction to everything Clinton, and as cantankerous as he enjoyed being from time to time, I loved him. Sitting in the store with Lonnie and exchanging tall tales with all the community was my favorite Saturday Morning activity.
We are praying for God to provide you all peace as your remember Lonnie. We are thankful to have known him and cherished the time we had to listen to his stories and jokes. He always made you feel at home when you were around him. Love to you all!!!
To Derek,J.T.,Marilyn and Family, I am very sorry for your loss, he was a great man, Friend and a very special person. I learned alot from him when working for him at KU. I can remember lonnie when we were kids growing up, he would go at no exspense to help me or anybody in need. He will be missed and the lord gained the biggest angel I have ever known. Love you Lonnie. Jamie and Sue Smith
Lonnie was a VERY special friend to my entire family, especially my dad. You always made sure grandma and grandpa were ok. For that friendship Lonnie, you will forever be in my mind, heart, and soul!! You, without fail, were ALWAYS there to lend a helping hand, ear, shoulder,and great advice (wanted or not-lol). There was constant laughter and love! I remember many nights as a young girl hanging out at your house with ALL the kids. What fun times you made for us!!
Now God has called for a new Angel and WOW he better be ready for what he has asked for because heaven will never be the same!! God is the winner here you see because he has gained a very special Angel. We will miss you tremendously down here on earth but we will be together again one day!! I feel safe that you will be watching over all of us from your new home. Thanks for being so great to my family and especially my daddy.
Derek, Brenda, JT, Loren, Bryan, Janice,Pennie and family…All of my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. God speed.
Derek, So sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
What can I say? I loved ribbing back and forth with Lonnie. We always had a good time and I always considered him part of my family. His presence will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Love you all!
I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I’m here if you need anything.
Your Friend Always, Jeff
Marilyn and family, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you all in this time of heartache. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Pennie, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother. Lonnie was such a great guy and I will always remember him for his charm, wit and big personality. Our junior high and high school years would never have been the same without him. I know that his passing must be very hard for you. You will be in my prayers. Please extend my sympathies to your entire family.
Derek and J.T.,
Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this hard time.
Wishing your family many prayers. Having known Lonnie and thought the world of him. He will be missed and well remembered. So sorry for the loss. Prayers & Friendship, Kendra, Greg, Katie and Sabrina Jones
My condolences for your loss. I’ve known Lonnie since grade school. He was a good man.
Derek and JT,
I am very sad to hear of your loss. Uncle Lonnie was a great guy, larger than life. Your Uncle Dave, Aunt Georgia, our Grandparents and myself all loved him. I have many fond memories of him.
Sorry so to hear about your Dad. We have very fun memories of him. Take care of yourself. Your in our thoughts and prayers.
Marilyn & family,All the beautiful memories that have been written are all heartfelt and please count mine among them.Lonnie was bigger than life and you always knew where you stood with him.He touched many lives and we are all the better for having known him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Love, Dodie
Please know that many thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family during this difficult time.
I had the privilege of working and getting to know lonnie as a friend. I used to stop and visit him at ku when he worked there. I am sorry to see he passed on. Best of wishes to the family, especially penny and jim.
My prayers go out to the family during this time. Thanks for all the kindness and guidance he brought to my children and myself as well. Lonnie you will be missed as a great friend.
Our thoughts & prayers are with the Welsh family during this difficult time.
My prayers and Psalm 91 for the family and Marilyn Stone. I pray for strength and wisdom for you in this your time of loss.