|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1921|
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 2011|
Wife of Mike Bellis, who died on Sept. 11, 2001. Born in Mauch-Chunk, now Jim Thorpe, she was the daughter of the late L. Clark and Emma Ruch Beam.
When she was 9 months old, she moved to Waymart and lived with her grandmother, Elnora Beam, in the Emma Ball house, for 11 years. She graduated salutatorian of her class from Waymart High School in 1938 and from the Stanton Business School in Honesdale. She was employed as a certified public accountant in New Jersey before deciding to return to school while in her 30s to become a nurse, and was again recognized for her academic achievements. She was a nurse for 30 years at St. Joseph's Hospital in Carbondale, and also volunteered at the hospital gift shop and in other areas. She also did community service home care for over 10 years in the Waymart area, was involved with the Wayne-Pike Chapter of the Red Cross bloodmobile for 20 years and a Wayne County Cancer Drive volunteer for several years. She was a charter member of the Waymart Post 889 American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years, served two terms as district president of the Wayne-Pike Legion Auxillary and received an award from the Air Force for six years of service in the Ground Observer Corps., which identified planes flying overhead. She was also an Avon representative for 20 years and had become a recent member of the Parker Hill Community Church in Clarks Summit.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ellen Shemanski; her first husband, James Flynn; her second husband, Stanley Shemanski; three brothers, Howard Raub and Walter and Donald Beckwith; and three sisters, Helen Stubitz and Muriel and Ethel Beam.
Lorenzo Clark Beam (1896 - 1978)
Michael E Bellis (1923 - 2001)
Stanley W Shemanski (1921 - 1975)*
Canaan Corners Cemetery
Created by: Jay Boone
Record added: Jan 27, 2011
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