Obituary of Leta Welch

Leta Ann Poore Welch, 82, of Fort Scott, peacefully passed away on June 3, 2023, to join her Lord and Savior. She was born on December 13, 1940, in Bronson, Kansas, to the late Paul and Pearlie Roberts Poore. Leta was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Pearlie Poore, her beloved brothers Howard and Melvin Poore, her nephew Brian Shelton, and the love of her life, Jerry Welch.


Growing up in Bronson, Leta attended Bronson schools and cherished her hometown. She embodied love as a daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Leta dedicated many years of her life working at the Western Insurance Company, Newman Young Clinic, and Key Industries. Her caring nature led her to employment at Tri-Valley Developmental Center and Care-4-U, where she found joy in taking care of others.


Leta is survived by her sister Martha (John) Shelton of Drexel, Missouri; her son Roger (Carolyn) Welch of Bronson, Kansas; her daughter DeAnn (Bill) Cambers of Walnut, Kansas; and her daughter Lisa (Ron) Gray of Olathe, Kansas. She leaves behind cherished grandchildren Ryan (Jonna) Mills of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Paul Welch of Fort Scott, Kansas; Bayley (Brett) Linn of Garnett, Kansas; Kelsey (Dalton) Bruns of Mound City, Kansas; Jordyn (Jon) of Spring Hill, Kansas; and Dane Cummings (Dani) of Girard, Kansas. Leta’s great-grandchildren, Isaac Mills and Kate Mills, Brynleigh and Barrett Linn, Sutton and Walker Bruns, Luke Cooper, and Remi Cummings, will forever carry her memory. Additionally, she is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family members who will deeply miss her presence.


The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Horton House for their exceptional love and care during her stay there.


Rev. Marty DeWitt will officiate graveside services to celebrate Leta’s life on Friday, June 9, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Uniontown Cemetery, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at



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