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Dorothy Mae Larimore Bellis
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Birth: May 22, 1923
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 2011
Illinois, USA

Dorothy Mae Bellis, 87, of 2130 Harrison, formerly of 2625 Woodale Court, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 25, 2011) in the Good Samaritan Home.

She was born May 22, 1923, in Plainville, a daughter of William R. and Martha C. Bock Larimore. On June 24, 1951, she married Robert Bellis in Payson. He survives.

She was a graduate of Payson High School. She attended Western Illinois State Teachers College and the University of Illinois. As a teacher, she worked in Adams County, Henderson County and Quincy. She later worked in real estate and then in retail.

She was a member of the Vermont Street United Methodist Church and former member of Altrusa. Dorothy was very active in her community as a PTA member, in the Boy Scouts of America, Beta Sigma Phi and the Plainville 4-H Club.

Survivors in addition to her husband include, a daughter, Kathy Galvan of Albuquerque, N.M.; three sons, Phil Bellis and his wife, Pam, Dave Bellis and his wife, Carri, both of Quincy and Grant Bellis and his wife, Nancy, of Heyworth; 11 grandchildren, Gabriel and Granger Galvan, Emily, Elaina, Olivia and Avery Bellis, Drake, Eric and Chloe Bellis, and J.R. and Wrigley Bellis; one sister, Caroline Larimore of California; a brother, Larry Larimore of Kentucky; two brothers-in-law, Charles Jackson and Red Ruyle; two sisters-in-law, Guyeula Larimore and Pat Larimore; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ray Loyal Larimore; two sisters, Neva Lou Ruyle and Gloria Jackson; a daughter-in-law, Anita Bellis; and a granddaughter, Christy Bangert.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday celebration of life service will be in Vermont Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Disseler and the Rev. Scott Grulke conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

MEMORIALS: Good Samaritan Home or Vermont Street United Methodist Church.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


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Family links: 
  William Ray Larimore (1902 - 2004)
  Martha Caroline Bock Larimore (1903 - 1973)
  Robert Lee Bellis (1920 - 2013)*
  Dorothy Mae Larimore Bellis (1923 - 2011)
  Geneva Lousie Larimore Ruyle (1927 - 2001)*
  Gloria A Larimore Jackson (1942 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenmount Cemetery
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Denise Parsons
Record added: Jan 27, 2011
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Dorothy Mae <i>Larimore</i> Bellis
Added by: Denise Parsons
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 Added: May. 27, 2013

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