Thompson Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home
Nappanee, IN 46550-1002
(574) 773-3173


Mary E. Bellman

April 24, 1937 - January 31, 2013

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Mary E. “Scootie” Bellman, age 75 of Nappanee, died Thurs, Jan. 31, at 7:04 p.m. 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 babysat. 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 sons Jim (Rhonda) Bellman of Nappanee, and Todd (Michelle) Bellman of Goshen; daughters, Terri Geyer of Nappanee, Deb (Ron) Ross of Bristol, Tammy Martz and Tina (Dan) Newcomer, both of Nappanee; grandchildren, Jan (Christy) Geyer, Dustin (Stephanie) Geyer, Daric (fiancé 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, Tristan, and Chelsea (Jake) McDougle; 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son-in-law Bob Martz, great-granddaughter Cala Geyer, and sisters Pat Neff and Jenny Gilpin.

Friends may visit the family from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee on Monday, Feb. 4. The funeral will take place on Tues, at 10:00 a.m. at Nappanee Missionary Church. Pastor Norm Reimer and son-in-law Dan Newcomer will officiate. Burial will follow at South Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the church.