O'Fallon Progress

Obituary: Michael A. Bellmon

Michael A. Bellmon, 67, of O’Fallon Twp., passed away Tuesday, April 14, at his home.

Michael was born Nov. 28, 1947, in Tonkawa, Okla., and was raised in Billings, Okla. He graduated from Oklahoma State University and moved to Illinois in 1984. He was a self-employed Insurance Adjuster for over 30 years, was a member of the O’Fallon Sportsman’s Club, was a loving and dedicated baseball coach to his kids and grandchildren and enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinals, fishing and working.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Blaine and Ruth Ray; brothers-in-law, Linden Ray and Joe Ray; sister-in-law, Diana Maedge; nephew, Jake Houser; and nieces, Missy and Angie Parrish.

Michael is survived by his wife, Peggy C. Sova-Bellmon of O’Fallon Twp.; parents, Hugh and DonAne Bellmon, nee Waggoner, of Stillwater, Okla.; daughter, Dawn Luman of Oklahoma; son, Bart (Alena) Bellmon of Texas; step-daughter, Geri Lynne (Jeremy) Smith of O’Fallon Twp.; step-son, Jim (Mandy) Sova of O’Fallon Twp.; grandchildren, J.C. Luman, Austin and Kristin Smith, Nik and Nayt Sova and Mason and Reece Bellmon; sisters, Marilyn (J.C.) Thomas of Oklahoma, Debby (Bill) Fuller of Oklahoma, Donna (Jay) Thomas of Oklahoma, Vicki (Steve) Goforth of Wash., Janet (Terry) Clyden of Oklahoma, Kathy (Fred) Robinson of Oklahoma, Mary (Gary) Pugh of Oklahoma and Denise Barrett of Oklahoma; brothers, Kyle (Donna) Bellmon of Oklahoma and Jim (Debbie) Bellmon of Oklahoma; brother-in-law, Dan (Shirley) Ray of Staunton; mowing buddy, Howard Sova; St. Louis Cardinals buddy, Charlie Ray; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois, www.hospice.org, or to the O’Fallon Fire Department, www.ofallonfire.com. Condolences may be extended online at www.schildknechtfh.com.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Ave., O’Fallon.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Martha Thierheimer officiating.

Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, May 2, at Sunnybrook Christian Church, 421 E. Richmond Rd., Stillwater, Okla.

Schildknecht Funeral Home and Cremation Services will handle the arrangements.

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