Loretta Jean (Ellingwood) Bellows
1957 - 2020
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Loretta Jean (Ellingwood) Bellows

Elmira - age 62, lost her battle with cancer on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

Loretta is survived by her son, Billy Bellows (Liz) and three grandchildren, Calex, Logan and A'llexis of Millerton, PA. She was close to a wide group of extended family members and friends as well. Many knew her simply as Aunt Loretta. She was well known for having a huge heart, welcoming any and all into her life. She would often express her creativity through crafts and homemade gifts. She enjoyed crochet, sewing, gardening, baking, and going to yard sales. Anyone who visited her home knew she was an avid collector of anything to do with peacocks and her collection was constantly expanding.

The family is grateful to the staff and Loretta's many new friends at Elcor for helping support her in her final days. In keeping with her wishes, the family will hold a pizza party and play some good music at a later date. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, Elmira, NY is assisting the family.

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Published in Star-Gazette from Jun. 16 to Jun. 21, 2020.
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June 22, 2020
A beautiful woman inside and out. She will be greatly missed by anyone who knew her. In loving memory of a wonderful person. I will love you and miss you always.
Cindy VanZile
June 19, 2020
She was caring and kind person who loved peacocks and gave me good advice about life and I will always love and miss her rip as the days go by we think about her more and more
Cheyenne Poindexter
June 18, 2020
I lived next door to Loretta for many years in Lockwood. She was one of the nicest people I have ever known. She had a big big heart. She was kind, generous, funny and caring. Her door was always open to anyone needing help or just someone to talk to. The world was a better place with her in it. She will be missed.
Barbara Kipling Roberts
Barbara Kipling
June 18, 2020
Very sorry to hear about your loss Billy! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! I hope you can find some comfort in your memories!
Shelley (Bennett) Evans
June 17, 2020
Her heart was as big as the universe ,she was honest and always had a smile no matter what , she helped me when I lost and needed to find myself and I did ,I am forever grateful for her ,I have been missing her messages and now I know she is with Jesus and happy and pain free ,our hearts are sad , she is missed ,
Sorry Billy for your loss ,your mom was a great woman ! Miss you Loretta
Karen wheeler
June 17, 2020
She helped ne and my children w a place to stay, I am forever greatful I just wish i would of made it back up to NY to see her before she passed. I have SEVERAL fond memories of living w her and Trigger. You are MOST DEFFENTIALLY LOVED nad will be missed BY MANY. no more pain and suffering Rest in Peace and Enjoy the after life in Heaven w God
Trish&Kevin Fuller, Cj and Ian
June 17, 2020
Loretta was an amazing woman she loved her family and friends .. I will always cherish what memories I did have of her and one of them was when she done my first ever perm when I was 13 and that perm lasted 4 years or more... I also remember mom nd I would just go visit her in her trailer in Lockwood and just chat for hours... she was always there for us when In time of need or just to talk.. she will always be missed .. sending my love and condolences to all.. love ya
Kristy Roach
June 17, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Julie Sarsfield
June 17, 2020
Billy, We are truly sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother, she will always be watching over you.
Dave and Deda Cedar
June 16, 2020
I am just so sad to hear this!! I knew Loretta from the bank I worked at. I had no idea she was ill. She truly was the kindest lady. My deepest condolences to her family.
Shannon Bailey
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