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Bellman (AP)
mary e. bellman

Posted on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

April 24, 1937 - Jan. 31, 2013

NAPPANEE — Mary E. “Scootie” Bellman, 75, of Nappanee, died at 7:04 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, from a short illness at Elkhart General Hospital.

She was born April 24, 1937, in Rochester to James and Helen (Lytle) Croussore.

She graduated from Bremen High School in 1955. She was a homemaker and baby sitter. Mary attended Nappanee Missionary Church and she enjoyed bowling.

She married Glen “Whitey” Bellman on Oct. 2, 1955, in Bremen. He survives. They moved to Nappanee from Bremen in 1959.

Also surviving are her sons, Jim (Rhonda) Bellman of Nappanee and Todd (Michelle) Bellman of Goshen; daughters Terri Geyer of Nappanee, Deb (Ron) Ross of Bristol, and Tammy Martz and Tina (Dan) Newcomer, both of Nappanee; grandchildren Jan (Christy) Geyer, Dustin (Stephanie) Geyer, Daric (fiancée Leah) Geyer, Isaac and Jacob Bellman, Amanda (Jesse) Bellman-Fritcher, Tabitha Bellman, Skye Bellman, Brittney Martz, Brett Martz, Bobby (Becca) Martz, Andrew and Caleb Newcomer, Todd (Amy) Martz and Tristan, and Chelsea (Jake) McDougle; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Bob Martz; great-granddaughter Cala Geyer; and sisters Pat Neff and Jenny Gilpin.

Friends may visit the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Nappanee Missionary Church. Pastor Norm Reimer and son-in-law Dan Newcomer will officiate. Burial will follow in South Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the church. Online condolences may be shared at www.tlyfh.com.