Barbara Ellen Welch of Lavalette
Barbara Ellen Welch, 89, of Lavalette, WV, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Brother Matthew Stepp. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. She was born November 14, 1922 of Kanawha County, WV, a daughter of the late Clark and Ida Rucker Balser. Barbara was a homemaker, caregiver and member of the Big Creek Baptist Church. Her husband, Bural Edward Welch also preceded her in death along with a son, Wesley N. Welch. Survivors include three daughters, Alice Staley and husband, James of Lavalette, WV, Ella Mae Carroll of Ashland, KY, Dianna F. Pack of Lavalette, WV; three sons, Leonard Welch and wife, Viola of Prichard, WV, Paul R. Welch and wife, Juanita of Prichard, WV; her caregivers, Paulette Rakes, Jennifer Stroud, Nancy Maynard, Jan Williamson, Shawnda Mounds and a very special daughter-in-law, Juanita Welch; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends may call one hour prior to services at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV. The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of Huntington.