Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
December 31, 2013 10:55 am EST


HOWARD — James B. Belcher, 90, of Howard, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at his residence.

He was born May 9, 1923, in West Virginia, and was the son of the late Isaac and Minnie Belcher. James was a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Belcher; seven children, James L. (Stella) Belcher, Nancy (Jamie) Shirey, Martha (Robert) Jones, Mary Sue (Joe) Neistroy, Frank (Rose) Belcher, Sandra (Mike) Workman and Paul (Judy) Belcher, along with 20 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bonnie (Don) Matthews.

James was preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers; and three great-grandchildren, Cindy Belcher, Ryan Shirey and Marissa Berry.

Funeral services were held this morning and burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in Coalton, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215.

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