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Margaret E. (Welch) Vandiver

October 11, 1944 ~ August 4, 2021 (age 76)


Margaret E. Vandiver, 76, of Madisonville, KY passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Madisonville Health and Rehab in Madisonville KY.

She was born in Earlington, KY on October 11, 1944 to the late Thomas F. and Ida Welch. 

Mrs. Vandiver was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Earlington, KY and was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Leon Vandiver; and two great granddaughters, Ahlani Crawford and Iris Cooper.

Mrs. Vandiver is survived by her five children: Theresa (Kevin) Law of Madisonville, KY, Lisa (Rick Watkins)Vandiver of Earlington, KY, Lori (Mike) Brown of Madisonville, KY, Michael (Tamara Willis) Vandiver of Madisonville, KY, and Chris (Gary Tramel) Vandiver of Jackson, TN; two brothers, Thomas James Welch of Cape Gerardo, MO, and Willie Welch of Mortons Gap, KY; eleven grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass will be held 2:00 PM on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Earlington, KY with Father David Kennedy officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Earlington, KY.

Visitation will be held from 11:00AM until 1:30 Pm on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, KY.

 The family request that masks be worn.

Pallbearers will be Brad Law, Jimmy Pierce, Trevor Vandiver, Issac Terry, Lucas Perkins, and Christian Parker.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Mrs. Vandiver’s two sons Michael Vandiver and Chris Vandiver.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Alzheimer’s Association.

Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, KY is in charge of the arrangements.

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August 6, 2021

10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Reid-Walters Funeral Home, LLC
202 E Farren Ave, PO Box 156
Earlington, KY 42410

Funeral Mass
August 6, 2021

2:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
112 S. Day St.
Earlington, KY 42410


Alzheimer's Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter
6100 Dutchmans LN STE 401., Louisville KY 40205-3284
Tel: 1-800-272-3900

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