September 15, 1926 - January 22, 2018
Elizabeth L. Rolfes Welch, 91, died January 22, 2018 in Cleves, OH. She was a stay at home Mom until she accepted a position with the Covington, KY School Board and worked at 9th district, 6th district and Lincoln Grant Schools in Covington, KY. Elizabeth joined the staff of The Messenger Catholic Newspaper for the Diocese of Covington, KY and was editorial assistant and also wrote a recipe column called “Bettie’s Budget Stretchers.” After which, she served as school secretary at Norte Dame Academy in Park Hills, KY. Following this, Elizabeth babysat for several grandchildren, for many years. She was a wonderful cook and her family looked forward to her dressing at Thanksgiving, her oatmeal cookies any time and her fudge at Christmas. Elizabeth was a member of St Benedict Catholic Church in Covington, KY for many years as well as The Bridge in Alexandria, KY. She enjoyed writing poetry and short stories. The thing that brought her the greatest joy was spending time with her family. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband: John Welch and three sons, Randy Welch, Timmy Welch and Rick Welch. She is survived by her daughters: Christine (Jim) Bullock, Cheryl (John) Hoffman and Susan Welch; sons: Mick Welch, Jack Welch, Patrick (June) Welch, Rob Welch, Jeff Welch and Tom (Marylyn) Welch; brother: Ron (Karen) Rolfes and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Visitation will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. until the Catholic Blessing at 1:30 P.M. at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Interment: Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to a Church of the Donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at ConnleyBrothersFuneralHome.com
Cherie, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. Betty was always so nice to me. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.
Chris, I am so sorry for you and your families loss. She is now resting in the arms of our Lord Jesus and with your dad.
Dear Pastor Tom Welch & Family, May God’s love and comfort carry you through this time of deep grief. We are praying for you and your family through this most difficult journey in life. Our deepest sympathy! (Thessalonians 4:13-18)
My condolences to all of her children and grandchildren. I have a lot of memories about my half-sister Bettie especially when I helped do some remodeling in their bathroom. Also spending sleep overs with my nephews. I am sorry that I didn’t get to see her at the nursing home but I do remember her in my prayers every night. My God bless all of you and comfort you in this sorrow. Love all of you! Ron & Karen
Our prayers are with you and your family. Your mom lived to be 91. Wow, the stories that she could probably tell.
We hope you can find comfort in the fact that she is with her God now.
Aunt Bettie we are going to miss you so much. You were like a 2nd Mom to me and for that I will be forever grateful. We are so happy that you have got to go home to be with Uncle Johnny, Ricky, Randy, Timmy, Mom, Aunt Pat, and Grandma and Grandpa Rolfes. Smile down on us, till we meet up again. Love you and the family.