Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

November 8, 2012

Genevieve Welsh


Associated Press

SHELBYVILLE — Genevieve D. Burrus Sarver Welsh passed from this earth at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Shelby Manor Nursing Home, Shelbyville.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City, with her great-nephew, Gary Simmons and the Rev. Kevin Ray, officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery, East of Herrick. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Condolences at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.

    She was born on Dec. 27, 1928, to Lane J. and Kathryn (Simmons) Burrus of rural Herrick.

    She married Kenneth Ray Sarver in December 1947 and one child, Evelyn Sue Sarver Hamilton, was born to this union. Ray passed away Aug. 31, 1998. She later married James W. (Tim) Welsh of Shelbyville, in December 2004.

    Genevieve is survived by her husband, James of Shelbyville; daughter, Evelyn; son-in-law, Mark M. Hamilton; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. They are Joshua Mark Hamilton, his wife, Nancy, and their children, Krista Elizabeth and Cole McCanless Hamilton; and Jesse Ray Hamilton his wife, Beth, all of the Mobile, Ala., area. Also surviving are her sister, Marcella Sarver of Herrick, and sister-in-law, Lillian Burrus of Canon City, Colo., and a host of loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

    As well as her first husband, Ray, and her parents, Genevieve was predeceased by her sister, Nelsine, and her husband, Herbert Sarver, and brothers, Nelson W. Burrus and S. Monroe Burrus. Also, brothers-in-law, Sam Sarver and Dugal Sarver and wife, Lucy; and sisters-in-law, Erma and husband, Loyd (Coon) Durbin, Carrie and husband, Edgar (Bob) Petty and Irene and husband, Charley Simmons.