Our lively, fun-loving little guy, Brantley Michael Welford from Eldridge, went to heaven with his family on August 22, 2021. Brantley, born August 23, 2016, was the sunshine wherever he went, touching everyone he met with joy, giggles and a readiness for anything.
A get-together with family and friends will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pape Funeral Home in Clinton. On Saturday, October 23rd, a visitation and a funeral service will take place at Elvira Zion Lutheran Church.
Brantley really loved Mickey Mouse and couldn’t get enough of baseball. Other popular activities were basketball, soccer, swimming; Camping and car shows with Grandma Rhonda and his siblings; anything and everything outside; Sunday School and Summer Bible School in Elvira Zion Lutheran Church; Preschool; Toy cars and trucks; and was totally full of “Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails” as it should be for little boys. Brantley particularly enjoyed hanging out at auto shows on the weekends, especially the ones hosted by the Clinton Area Rod Club.
He is survived by: his father Jay (James); his mother Tori; his big brother and best friend Timothy; his little sisters Braylyn and Kinzley, both of whom he adored; Paternal grandmother Rhonda Welford; Paternal grandfather James Welford; Maternal grandfather Todd Tanner; Great grandmother Verna Rowson; Great grandmother Jeanne Rowson; many aunts and uncles, cousins ââand extended relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Rhonda Tanner, and his paternal great-grandfather, William Rowson.
The support from family, friends, and those who got in touch has been overwhelming and comforting. Thanks very much.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Clinton Area Rod Club to further support child abuse awareness, children in need, other memorials, and exceptional expenses. Online expressions of condolences can be left at www.papefh.com.