Roberta J. Welch

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Roberta J. Welch, 70, of Great Bend, Kan., passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kan. She was born Dec. 29, 1943, to Robert and Florence (Frank) McCoy in Bronx, N.Y. She married Jerry Welch on July 30, 1984.

She was a bookkeeper for the State of Missouri Department of Revenue. Mrs. Welch was a Great Bend, Kan., resident since 1986, coming from Nevada, Mo. She loved God, family, golf, and her flowers.

Survivors include husband, Jerry Welch, of the home; one son, Vince Latona, of Prospect, Ore.; one daughter, Lorrie Latona, of Manteca, Calif.; one stepson, Lonnie Welch, of Nevada; one stepdaughter, Leslie Welch, of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Florence Lane, of Buckner, Mo., and Barbara Delagard and her husband, Dennis, of Sunset Beach, N.C.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 23, at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, Kan., with the Rev. Don Paden officiating. Interment will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, at Balltown Cemetery, in Horton, Mo. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday, June 22, and from 9 a.m. to service time, Monday, at Bryant Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Golden Belt Humane Society in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

Arrangements are made by Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kan.

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