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Marianna Belcher – Obituary

Marianna Belcher, age 82, of Eddyville passed away May 6, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Marianna was born April 18, 1932 to Willie and Nina (Hazel) Risinger in the Rock Community of Pope County. She married Don “Pancake” Belcher on March 23, 1950. Marianna had worked at the Nationwide Glove Factory, and from 1982 -2000, at the Pope County Care Center. She was an avid reader, liked baseball and UK basketball, quilted, and worked puzzles.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna (Rick) Basinger, Beverly (Ron) Barnes of Harrisburg, IL; six grandchildren, Kris Belcher, Jaqui Basinger, Nicole Cashion, Gwen Basinger, Jamie Moore, Ronica Barnes; thirteen great grandchildren; three sisters, Hazel Kohlbuss of Bartonville, IL , Floy Lee Bouchez of Bartonville, IL, Shirley Russell of Simpson, IL; several nieces and nephews.

Marianna was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Risinger, Nina Kerley; husband, Don “Pancake” Belcher; son, Deon Belcher; two sisters, Helen Copeland, Mary Lou Castleman.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville. Rev. Roy Baker will conduct the service. Burial will follow the service at Eddyville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 pm on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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