Betty Jean Welch, age 73, of Karnes City, TX, died Saturday Oct. 8, 2011. She was born Oct. 28, 1937 in Peggy, TX to Hugo Retzloff, and Bernice McBride Retzloff. Betty married Willie Welch on May 24, 1972 in Dallas, TX. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Karnes City and a Sunday School Secretary for fifteen years. Betty is survived by her sisters Peggy Walleck, Dorothy Hardin, and Janis Sherrill; brothers Donald Retzloff, and Ronald Retzloff; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; and husband Willie Welch. Visitation was held from 6 PM until 8 PM, Monday Oct. 10, 2011 at Rhodes Funeral Home in Karnes City with funeral services held 11 AM, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Karnes City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Gordon Walleck, Dustin Walleck, Ronnie Bloskas, Tyler Bloskas, Justin Garcia, and Michael Nesbit, and honorary pallbearers included Stephen Serna, Victor Serna, and Bob Thomas. The funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home, Inc. where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.