Jeanette Hazel “Grandma” Bellingar, age 88, of St. Johns, Michigan, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022, at her home, with her family by her side.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 1-5 P.M. at Columbian Hall in St. Johns, with a service at 1 P.M.
Jeanette was born in Muir, Michigan, on April 2, 1934, the daughter of Foster Charles and Viola Mae (Sprague) Lake. She was raised by her aunt Anna Elnora Morey. She married Dean Leroy Bellingar on June 24, 1951, at the St. Johns United Methodist Church. They were blessed with 49 years of marriage prior to his passing on December 7, 2000.
Jeanette was known as “Grandma B” by all who knew her. She owned and operated an adult foster care home. She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church and the Handicap Travel Club. She dearly loved her family and she cherished her time spent with them.
Grandma B is survived by 3 daughters: Carrie Marie Anthony of Mason, MI; Elnora (Gale) Tabor of Elsie, MI; and Sherry (Dan) Hine of Owosso, MI; son-in-law Pat Sump of Perry, MI; fourteen grandchildren: Bonnie Williamson, Mae (Braun) Curvin, Crystal (Shayne) Sadler, Dorothy (Jon) Porter, Talenna (Rusty) Ackels, Patrick Sump, Jennifer (Jerry Bishop) Stewart, Jessie (Miranda) Sump, Eugenia (Josh Brady) Sump, Deanna (Jeffrey Pattengill) Hine, Greg (Tammy Wood) Bishop, Raymond (Ashley) Hine, Clara (John) Angell, and Tammy Mull; thirty-two great-grandchildren, and seventeen great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother Lloyd (Elaine) Lake, and five sisters-in-law: Betty Lake, Donna (Kenny) Wilson, Connie Ida, Charleen Bellingar, and Judy Bellingar; and one brother-in-law Robert Orweller; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aunt Anna Elnora Morey, husband Dean, daughter Wanda Sump, granddaughter Janet Carlson, 4 brothers: Austin Lake, John Lake, Foster (Lynn) Lake, and Melvin Lake; 3 sisters: Pauline Pennington, Nora Stafford, and Betty (Dick) Northrup; and one half-sister Irene Ferguson.
Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.