Anna Catherine “Kitty” Welch Brown passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. She was born in Havana, Kan., to Henry C. and Lillian Welch.

She retired from LTV after 30 years as an executive secretary and had many groups of friends in the Road Runners Secretarial Association, her church associations and the Red Oak Rehabilitation group known as Eight Golden Girls and One Rascal. She was secretary of the year in 1961 as a member of the National Secretaries Association. She served this group in many capacities and reveled in the friendships she had with them.

Kitty was a member of First United Methodist Church of Red Oak and loved each member. Here too, she served willingly in many areas. She had been a resident of Red Oak Rehabilitation since August 2008 and was involved in the resident’s council. She loved all of the residents and was loved by them.

She is survived by her children; son, Ray Steven Stuck; daughter, Karen Grimsley and husband, Ronnie; brother, Charles; five grandchildren, Paula, Cathy, Jarod, Tracy and Connie; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters-in-law; Mary Welch and Rosalie Welch; and many nieces and nephews.

Kitty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Barney; and two brothers, Henry and Joe.

The family wishes to thank the fine nursing and office staff and especially Shannon Wilson of Red Oak Rehabilitation Facility for the love and good care she received.

They also greatly appreciated Lighted Pathways hospice. They all were wonderful to her.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb.1, 2009, at Red Oak Funeral Home.

The celebration of life service is planned for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Red Oak, Texas, with the Rev. Doug Blackford and the Rev. Allison Paxton officiating. Interment will follow in Red Oak Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Red Oak Funeral Home.