|Birth: ||May 25, 1903|
Bean Lake Station
Oliver D. Bellis, 60, was found dead yesterday afternoon at his home in Rushville. Dr. Samuel Meluney, coroner of Buchanan county, said death was probably caused by a heart attacke.
Bellis was a retired boilermaker and until heis retirement last October was employed by the Missouri Pacific at its railroad shops in Sedalia, Mo. His wife died May 10, 1963.
After retiring Bellis moved to Rushville where he lived alone in a trailer house. Friends said that he was in fairly good health.
Oliver Dilard Bellis was born May 25, 1903, in the Bean lake community. His parents were Samuel and Barbara Armontrout Bellis. He was colled "O.D." by his family and friends.
He was married April 30, 1924, to Miss Grace Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Martin, of Atchison.
As a youth of about 18 he became a bollermaker's apprentice at the Cetnral Branch shops in Atchison. He transferred to Sedalia in 1934.
He was a member of the boilermaker's union.
He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Dorothy) Pachuta, Groton, Conn, and Mrs. Dawson (Darlene) Swearingin, Canoga Park, Calif.; two sons, Robert V. Bellis, Granada Hills, Calif., and William E Bellis, Aurora, Colo.; five sisters, Mrs. Anna Monger, Lance Creek, Wyo., Mrs. Ruth Skelly, Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Ralph Burge, 1300 Charles street, Mrs. Ella Turnbull and Mrs. Leo Stewart, both of Rushville and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Sawin and Dyer chapel. The Rev. J. Preston Gregory will officiate. Burial will be in the Sugar Creek cemetery near Rushville.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the chapel.
Sugar Creek Cemetery
Plot: Sec B, Lot 215, Grave 1
Created by: Sarah Martin
Record added: May 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19345530
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