Rev. Jesse Bellamy

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

OLMSTED, Ill. -- The Rev. Jesse Bellamy, 90, of Olmsted died Sunday, March 21, 2005, at Day Star Care Center in Cairo, Ill.

He was born June 10, 1914, in Karnak, Ill., son of John and Cora Campbell Bellamy. He and Vera Bankson were married April 16, 1940.

Bellamy was a Methodist minister more than 20 years. He was a member of Caledonia Lodge 47 AF&AM and Order of Eastern Star.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Helen Holm of Springfield, Ill.; three grandsons; and a great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Ullin, Ill., from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Masonic rites will be at 7:30.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Peter Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.