Charles E. Welsh, 88


Charles E. “Charlie” Welsh, 88, of Divernon died on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of services, at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Bramley Funeral Home in Divernon.  Burial will be at Brush Creek Cemetery in Divernon. Per CDC and the governor’s mandate, masks are required in the building. Bramley Funeral Home in Divernon is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Welsh was born on Aug. 9, 1933, in Farmersville, the son of John and Georgie Whitaker Welsh. He married Ellene Visser in 1957, and she preceded him in death in 2006. 

Mr. Welsh is survived by one son, Barry (Lisa) Welsh; four grandchildren, Kristin (Jordon) Harris, Breanne (Colin) Liss, Karley (Jimmy) Winters and Hailey Welsh; four great-grandchildren, Braxton, Brynley, Gentry and Braylynn; one sister, Etta Horn; two brothers, Jack (Sandy) Welsh and Mike (Sue) Welsh; brother-in-law, Joe Clevenger; daughter-in-law, Loretta Welsh; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Larry; and one sister, Jane Clevenger.

Memorials may be made to the Divernon Food Pantry, P.O. Box 197, Divernon, IL 62530. Condolences may be left online at


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