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Dorothy S. Belshe

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Dorothy Sue (Branstetter) Belshe passed away on Sunday,  June 16, 2013 at her home in Henley, Missouri.
Funeral services for Mrs. Belshe were held Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia with Rev. Bob Hoehn officiating.
Visitation was held Thursday, June 20th at the funeral home.
Dorothy was a lifelong Farber and Vandalia resident. She was also a longtime  member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia where she taught Sunday school  for many years and helped with vacation Bible school. She attended Farber  schools and graduated from Vandalia High School in 1945. Dorothy spent her life  raising her boys and enjoyed embroidery, gardening and her flowers.
Dorothy was born April 16, 1927 in Farber, Missouri the daughter of Willie Frank  and Nannie (Klein) Branstetter.
She married Robert Ortan Belshe on September 4, 1945; he preceded her in  death on September 16, 2011.
Survivors include three sons, Kevin Dale and wife, Susan Belshe of Henley;  Curtis Lee Belshe of Vandalia; Thomas Wayne and wife, Darla Belshe of Jefferson  City; one brother, Dale Branstetter of Bowling Green; 11 grandchildren; 23  great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; also survived by  several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; one son, Jerald Robert Belshe;  five brothers: Byron Branstetter, Harold Branstetter, Marvel Branstetter, Mack  Branstetter and Roger Branstetter.
Serving as pallbearers were Douglas Belshe, Preston Reams, Jason Kaiser, Marcus Belshe, Keith  Hale and Donald Hoover. Honorary pallbearers: Loren Belshe and Kody Belshe.
Memorials are encouraged to Alzheimer’s  Association, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Missouri 65201.


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