Barbara Chisum Welch, 84, of Corpus Christi and former resident of Orange, passed away April 18, in Corpus Christi.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 24, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Born in Mexia, Sept. 22, 1931, she was the daughter of Tolbert and Mary Katherine Chisum. Barbara graduated from Lutcher Stark High School. She was a former Miss Woodville and participated in the Miss Texas contest. She worked as an LVN at Pinehurst Nursing and Rehab as well as several facilities and private care in Corpus Christi.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Edith Barclay, Mozell Briggs, Ozella Francis, Eola Palmer, George Chisum, Bob Chisum and Evelyn Beeson.

She is survived by her children, Tom Shelton, Jr. and Jonathan Fannin; siblings, Rusty Chisum, Tolbert Chisum and Eugene Chisum, as well as numerous nieces and nephews

Serving as pallbearers were Tom Shelton, Jr., Jonathan Fannin, Gordon Pizzey, Dicky O’Quain, John Robert Morris and Eugene Chisum.