Mrs. Welch was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, and a former member of the Women's Missionary Quartet singing group. She was a nurse for 51 years, working in Jewish Hospital, City Hospital and Delmar Gardens Residential Care, all in St. Louis, and had worked in the Dexter Convalescent Nursing Center. She was a resident of Dexter.
She was united in marriage to Woodrow Welch. Mr. Welch preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1983.
She is survived by two brothers, Fred "Buddy" Ward and Roy Ward, both of Dexter; by three sisters, Katherine Williams of Dexter, Joy Oliver of Arnold and Katy Scism of St. Louis; by two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Mack Spitzmiller and Ronnie Welch; and by one brother, Bob Ward.
Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Biggs officiating.
Interment will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at rural Bloomfield.