November 27, 1951 -- October 15, 2018

Rebecca E. Bellaire, 66, of Shipshewana, died at 2:10 pm, on Monday,
October 15 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born
on November 27, 1951, in Kosciusko County, to Ralph and Lovila (Parker)
Marchand. On November 27, 1990 in White Pigeon, MI she married Kenneth  
E. Bellaire; he died November 27, 2016. Surviving are three daughters, April
(Daniel) Bernth of Goshen, Sandra Bellaire and Stephany Bellaire both of
Shipshewana; son, Jessy (Josie Krzeczkowski) Schlabach of Grass Lake,
MI; three step daughters, Kendra (Ricky) Hancock of Kansas, IL, Donna
(Rick) Lemmons of Manchester, TN, Dianna (Tony) Schneider of Three
Rivers, MI; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; seven step
grandchildren, 24 step great-grandchildren; sister, Norah Lafferty of
Vandergrift, PA; brother, Jimmy Marchand of Valparaiso; sister-in-law, Ida
Marchand of Goshen; first husband, Dwayne Schlabach of Shipshewana.
She was preceded in death by her second husband; parents; sister, Lorena
Karst; brother, George Marchand; step daughter, Bobbi Bellaire. She was a
member of Middlebury Church of the Brethren. She was a handywoman and
had worked as an electrician for the RV Industry for 35 years.  Visitation will
be from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday, October 19 and one hour
prior to the 10:00 am funeral service on Saturday, October 20 at Middlebury
Church of the Brethren, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor
Janet Shaver. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials
may be given to the Special Olympics of Elkhart County or Kalamazoo, MI or
Middlebury Church of the Brethren.  Online condolences may be offered at

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April, I'm so sorry to learn of your Mother's death.
From: Vicki Myers
Rebecca E. Bellaire