The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 1, 2013

Betty H. Welch

JOPLIN, Mo. — Mrs. Betty Helen Welch, 87, of Joplin, Mo., departed this life on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, after a recent decline in health.

Betty entered this life on Dec. 22, 1925, in Pittsburg, Kan., to the late Fred W. and Altha (Lynch) Peters. She was raised in Joplin, and was a 1943 graduate of Joplin High School.

On Aug. 4, 1946, in Joplin, she was united in marriage to Carl D. Welch and to this union one son was born.

Besides being a devoted homemaker to her husband and son, Betty also held various part-time jobs outside of the home. She enjoyed fishing, loved animals (especially dogs) and taking long walks. She was a member of Christ Community United Methodist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 534.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of52 years, Carl D. Welch, on May 13, 1999.

Betty is survived by her son, Dr. Charles Welch and wife, Marcia Miller, of Raymore, Mo.; three step grandchildren; a sister, Bernice White, of Hickory, N.C.; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin, with Pastor Bob Dart officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday morning at 9 a.m. at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary in Joplin.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website

Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary in Joplin. 

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