Sarah R. (Bunn) Welchans

Born: Sat., Jul. 25, 1925
Died: Fri., Mar. 29, 2019


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 06, 2019
Location: Farragut United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Apr. 06, 2019
Location: Farragut United Methodist Church

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Sarah Rosalie Welchans, daughter of George and Clara Bunn, was born on July 25, 1925 in Westboro, Missouri. She entered into eternal rest on March 29, 2019.

She lived in the Northboro area and graduated from Northboro High School in 1943.  Sarah was an avid player of basketball and softball during her high school years. After graduation, she moved to Omaha where she graduated from Commercial Extension Business College.  Sarah lived with the Russell family of Russell Sporting Goods. Mr. Russell Russell started a female traveling basketball team which Sarah was a member.   In 1946, Sarah met her future husband, Wilber Welchans. During their dating years, they experienced many rides in Wilber’s airplane.

On August 29,1948 Sarah was united in marriage to Wilber Welchans at the United Methodist Church in Farragut, Iowa. They moved to their current farm south of Riverton where they lived for 70 years.

Sarah and Wilber enjoyed going on cruises and spending the winters camping in Texas and Arizona. They also enjoyed square dancing and round dancing. One of their biggest highlights was square dancing on the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado.   Sarah was a lifelong, active member of the Riverton and Locust Grove Methodist Churches. She served several years on the District Conference in United Methodist Women. Sarah was a 4-H leader and helped with 4-H camps and worked at the 4-H rodeo stand for many years. She was a fifty year Eastern Star member and served on the Madison Township Election Board for fifty years.

Sarah will be remembered for her cooking, baking, oil paintings, and making quilts. Her specialities were homemade chicken and noodles, pies, and cookies and candies at Christmas time.

Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Wilber Welchans, parents, George and Clara Bunn, sister, Opal Smith, and brother, Raymond Bunn.

Sarah is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Jerry) Regan of Kings Mountain, NC and Connie (Steve) Walker of St.Peters, MO. Five grandchildren, Jeremy Regan, Jennifer Regan (Matt) Johnson, Brian (Kristin) Walker, Kevin (Katie) Walker, and Lisa Walker; five great-grandchildren, Sara Grace Regan, Arianna Walker, Abigail Walker, Aurora Walker and Isla Lohmeyer; nieces, nephews and many friends.

Memorials in her memory may be given to St. Croix Hospice or Windsor Manor.

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Chuck Morgan
   Posted Sat March 30, 2019
Tricia, Connie, and families:
I was sorry to read about Sarah's passing today. I know through Janet that she has faced a long battle the past few years. Sorry you both had to lose both of your parents so close together. Both of them lived good, long lives and touched many other lives.

Anne Chambers
   Posted Mon April 01, 2019
To Sarah's Family,

So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Sarah and Wilber at Rodeo. Such a fun lady.


Nancy Hoegh
   Posted Mon April 01, 2019
Patricia and Connie...
What a special lady! So sorry for your loss. Dad and I were glad we got to visit with her for a short while not long ago. God is close to the broken hearted.
Your family are in my prayers for comfort, peace and JOY she has seen the face of Jesus. Love... Nancy (Troxel) Hoegh

Calvin Kinney
   Posted Mon April 01, 2019
To The Welchans Family,
So sorry for your loss... Sarah was special to me for so many reasons..Her great cookies.. Her love for Miss Ella (shop dog)..and her love for life and love for all those she knew... A heart so genuine, and so giving. Her wit always brought me a smile (of course along with her cookies) Charming lady and great friend that I will truly miss!!!

Courtney Keller
   Posted Mon April 01, 2019
To The Welchans Family-
I am so very sorry for your loss. I feel privileged to have gotten to meet The Welchans family in Summer of 2016. Quickly Sarah became my favorite hello as she passed my office at Windsor. I was able to celebrate my marriage with her not only at my wedding shower but at my wedding! A wonderful surprise on such a special day! She was a such a wonderful person with a absolute heart of gold! There will be no one else like her!

Michael McGargill
   Posted Tue April 02, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss Pat and Jerry you are in my prayers

Bruce Hauswirth
   Posted Wed April 03, 2019
Welchans family,
Sending our sincere sympathy to your whole family. Sarah was a joy to visit with as well was Wilbur during my serving the Riverton United Methodist Church. You all are in our prayers.

Bruce and Patty Hauswirth

Michael Lundy
   Posted Thu April 04, 2019
Condolences to the Welchans Family. I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with Sarah. She was one of the best.

Tina Davis
   Posted Fri April 05, 2019
Sarah was such a lovely lady!! Very blessed to have been able to know such a wonderful woman. Thoughts and prayers to her family!

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