Joan Ann “Joanie” Welch, of Groesbeck, passed away unexpectedly after a very brief illness on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at age 67.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Deacon Dwight Mahoney officiating. She will be buried in Fort Parker Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Edward Freeman, Richard Welch, Kenneth Williamson, John Evers, Dusty Benge, Devon Chapman and Justin Welch. Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie Parr, Frankie San Marco, Sherry Wharton and Wanda Fewell.
Joanie was born July 17, 1947 in San Antonio, to John San Marco and Louise Cannatta San Marco, the youngest of their four children. She went to St. Ann’s High School in San Antonio.