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Mrs. Carleen T. Belcher

Obituary for Mrs. Carleen T. Belcher

January 1, 1935 - October 15, 2020
Murray, Kentucky | Age 85


Carleen T. Belcher slipped away peacefully on October 15, 2020 surrounded by family at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky. Carleen was born January 1, 1935 in Vandenburgh County, Indiana to Carl and Elizabeth Timmel. She married her best friend and love, Joseph Benjamin Belcher on January 27, 1953.
Carleen's heart was always nearer to God in her Garden that anywhere else on earth. She spent many years in her beautiful garden on Kentucky Lake. She also enjoyed knitting and would say that properly practiced knitting soothed the troubled soul. She was a member of the Knitting Circle in Murray, Kentucky.
Carleen and Joe Belcher founded and operated Belcher Oil in Murray.
Carleen was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Murray. She joined the Church in 1973. She was an elder of the church and participated in mission trips and served on many committees. One of her proudest accomplishments in the church was to be part of the pastor search committee that brought the Reverends David and Ann Marie Montgomery to Murray.
Mrs. Belcher is survived by her husband Joe; daughter Jill Barrett and two sons, Tim (Tonie) and Brad, all of Murray; grandchildren, Carissa (Kenny) Pitsenbarger, Hillary Belcher, Moriah Ramos, Michael (Megan) Belcher, Lacey (Jose) Ventura, Jonathan (Maura) Belcher, Jordan Belcher and Ellen (Jake) Bosquet; great grandchildren, Courtney, Mokenzi, Mokayla, Rowen, Moriah Hope, Liam, Wyatt, Laurelin, Winter, Walker and Ruby June; a nephew, Ed (Connie) Tardy and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Elizabeth (Bunny) Tardy, her grandson Tobey Egstrom and her Daughter in Law Karen Belcher.
Please join us in the spring as we celebrate her life in May of 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church, Murray Kentucky, Her Interment will also be held in May of 2021 when all of her disbursed family members can gather at the Belcher Family Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted at the First Presbyterian Church, 1601 Main Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071, Murray State University Arboretum, Office of Development, Murray State University, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.
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  • First Presbyterian Church
    1601 Main Street
    Murray, KY 42071
  • Murray State Arboretum, Office of Development, Murray State University
    200 Heritage Hall
    Murray, KY 42071
  • Anna Mae Owen Hospice House
    803 Poplar Street
    Murray, KY 42071

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J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
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