Carol Louise (Meme) Welch, age 77, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Overland Park, Kansas, died Sunday, April 29, 2018 at St. Luke’s South Hospital.
She was born December 14, 1940, in Fort Scott, Kansas the daughter of Victor Carpenter and Lucille Willey Carpenter.
Carol was a 1958 graduate of Fort Scott High School. She attended Pittsburg State College. She was previously employed by American States Insurance in Overland Park.
She married Denny O. D. Welch Jr. on August 29, 1987, in Overland Park.
Her joy was spending time with grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Denny O.D. (Papa) Welch; five sons, O. D. Welch III and wife Melody, Chet Shellenberger, Stephen Shellenberger and wife Chris, Chuck Welch and wife Elizabeth, and Daniel Shellenberger; one daughter, Karin Shellenberger. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren; Lacey, Joseph, Lauren, Taylor, Kelsea, Phillip, Emma, Ashlyn, Victoria, Peyton, Charles, Meghan, Gabriel, and Oliver.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, CPL Nicholas Gomez.
Following cremation, memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 5th, in the Cheney Witt Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until service time at the Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warriors project and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com