Hayleigh Marie Walch, six months old, of Atwater, died on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2023, at Carlinville Area Hospital in the Emergency Room.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Litchfield Family Funeral Service, located at 700 South State Street in Litchfield. Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, at Bethel Ridge Cemetery in rural Carlinville. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Walch was born March 23, 2023, in Springfield, a daughter of Jonathan Walch and Shannon Schmitt.
She enjoyed having her parents rub and sooth her as she would coo, smile with her bright blue eyes twinkling. She was so advanced for her age as she was rolling over, standing and almost crawling.
Ms. Walch is survived by her parents, Jonathan Walch of Atwater and Shannon Schmitt of Hillsboro; grandfather, Alan Schmitt of Litchfield, grandmother, Dawn Schmitt of Effingham, and grandparents, Ryan and Debra Walch of Atwater; great-grandparents, Arnold and Ruthie Schmitt of Walshville and great-grandparents Robert and Elaine Walch; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Hospital Carol Jo Vecchi Center in Springfield.
Please visit www.davisandersonfuneralhome.com to leave condolences or light a candle in her memory.