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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Dorothy Belshe, 86, of Vandalia dies

  • Obituary published June 19, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
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  • Dorothy S. Belshe, age 86 of Vandalia, passed away at 11:48 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at her home in Henley, Mo.
    Visitation is Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
    Service will be Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Waters Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Bob Hoehn. Music provided by: Keith Hale - pianist; Sally Reader - soloist.
    Interment will be on Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Spring Garden Cemetery near Eugene, Mo. with Pastor Bruce Gardner officiating.
    Pallbearers: Douglas Belshe, Preston Reams, Jason Kaiser, Marcus Belshe, Keith Hale and Donald Hoover. Honorary pallbearers: Loren Belshe and Kody Belshe.
    Dorothy Sue (Branstetter) Belshe was a lifelong Farber and Vandalia resident. Dorothy was also a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia where she taught Sunday school for many years and helped with vacation Bible school. She attended Farber schools and graduated from Vandalia High School in 1945. Dorothy spent her life raising her boys and enjoyed embroidery, gardening and her flowers.
    She was born April 16, 1927 in Farber, Mo., the daughter of Willie Frank and Nannie (Klein) Branstetter.
    She married Robert Ortan Belshe on September 4, 1945; he preceded her in death on September 16, 2011.
    Survivors include: three sons, Kevin Dale and wife, Susan Belshe of Henley; Curtis Lee Belshe of Vandalia; Thomas Wayne and wife, Darla Belshe of Jefferson City; one brother, Dale Branstetter of Bowling Green; 11 grandchilden; 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    She was preceded in death by: husband, Bob; one son, Jerald Robert Belshe; five brothers: Byron Branstetter, Harold Branstetter, Marvel Branstetter, Mack Branstetter and Roger Branstetter.
    Memorials are encouraged to Alzheimer's Association, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Missouri 65201.

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