Bellew, Marie A. 1944-2011

Times Leader
(Martin’s Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio)
Friday, January 28, 2011
Page Unknown

BELLEW, Marie A., 67, of Lafferty, Ohio died January 26, 2011.

Marie was born January 24, 1944 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and grew up in Lafferty, a daughter of the late Sylvester and Maria Calovini Melchiori and loving wife of the late William A. Bellew Jr., who died January 2, 2011.

She was a graduate of Union Local High School and Wheeling College of Commerce with an associate degree in business. She was a former employee of Hills Department Store, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church Lafferty and the CWC.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Strickler.

Marie is survived by daughters, Antoinette Bellew, Michelle (Martin) Wollenzin, and Yvonne (Sidney) Griffin; twin sister, Anita (Ted) McCort; sister, Rose Marie (Hun) Alexander; aunt, Pearl Joswiak; grandchildren, Trinity and Austin Billetter, Josephine Startzel, Payton Wollenzin; mother- in-law Shirley Bellew; numerous nieces and nephews; and other extended family members and beloved pets, Valiant, Tiger, Dixie and Basti.

Family and friends are invited to attend Marie’s Memorial Mass Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lafferty, with Fr. Frederick Kihm the celebrant. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Contributed by Jackson Edward Wilson