OLMSTED, Ill. — Vera Bellamy, 98, of Olmsted died at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013, at Capitol Care Nursing Home in Springfield.
She was born Nov. 1, 1914, in Pulaski, Ill., the daughter of Cecil and Flora (Easter) Bankson. She and Jesse Bellamy were married April 16, 1940. They were married nearly 65 years when he died March 20, 2005.
Vera was a member of the Olmsted United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. During Jesse’s years of ministry in area Methodist churches, Vera served by his side. She was a loyal friend, neighbor, and pastor’s wife.
Her loving family includes her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Peter Holm of Springfield; three grandchildren, Matt, Josh, and Ben Holm; four great-grandchildren, George, Hagen, Gemma and Ian Holm; her sister-in-law, Jean Bankson of Malvern, Ark.; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Besides her husband and parents, Vera was preceded in death by four brothers, Mannon, Abner, Virgil and Warren Bankson.
Visitation for Vera Bellamy will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, and Sunday 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Crain Funeral Home in Ullin.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Crain Funeral Home in Ullin with Pastor Pete Ryan and the Rev. Mindy Ferren officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Cemetery at Pulaski.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Olmsted United Methodist Church, Liberty Cemetery or Shriners Children’s Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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