LeAnn Ruth Welch, 63, of Chanute, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at her home in Chanute.

Cremation has been requested.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15, at Living Word Assembly in Chanute.

The family suggests memorials be made to Chanute Christian Academy and left with or mailed to them. Arrangements have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720. Online condolences can be left at www.countrysidefh.com.

LeAnn was born Feb. 27, 1956, in Winfield, to Larry and Martha (Willis) Welch. LeAnn graduated from Chanute High School, followed by nursing school, from which she became a registered nurse.

LeAnn enjoyed yachts and sailboats, and loved to be on the water. She loved her dogs, and spending time raising and training them. She also enjoyed being outdoors. LeAnn was the caretaker of the family and always put their needs ahead of hers. She was a member of the Greyhound Kennel Association and Nursing Association. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Welch.

LeAnn is survived by her mother, Martha Welch; brothers, Michael Welch and wife, Terry, and JB Welch and wife, Sherry; aunts, Evelyn Mayfield and Helen Layton; nieces, Alaina Welch and Hillary Welch; and nephews, Christopher Welch, and Austin Welch and wife, Felica.

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