Robert L. Bellis, 92, of 2130 Harrison, formerly of 2625 Woodale Court, died at 11:05 a.m. Thursday (May 16, 2013) in the Good Samaritan Home. He was born Dec. 22, 1920, in Enid, Okla., a son of Joseph and Eathel Hiett Bellis. On June 24, 1950, he married Dorothy Mae Larimore in Payson. She preceded him in death on Jan. 25, 2011. He graduated from Monmouth High School and attended Monmouth College for two years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Mr. Bellis was a manager at Bowman Shoe Co. for 42 years. He was a member of Vermont Street United Methodist Church, Rotary, Kiwanis and the Elks Lodge. He was a musician who played for 15 years in the Heidelburg German Band and for 17 years on the Mark Twain Riverboat dinner cruises. One of his favorite hobbies was oil painting. Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Galvan of Albuquerque, N.M.; three sons, Phil (Pamela) Bellis, Dave (Carri) Bellis of Quincy and Grant (Nancy) Bellis of Bloomington; 11 grandchildren, Gabe and Granger Galvan, Emily, Elaina, Olivia and Avery Bellis, Drake, Eric and Chloe Bellis, and J.R. and Wrigley Bellis; and a sister, Shirley Dillon of Quincy. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Elizabeth McMahon and Lula Mulane; a brother, Lindel Bellis; a brother-in-law, George Dillon; a daughter-in-law, Anita Bellis; and a granddaughter, Christy Bangert. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Disseler conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy. VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Good Samaritan Home or Vermont Street Methodist Church. ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.hansenspear.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from May 19 to May 21, 2013
Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
1535 State Street Quincy, IL 62301