Mary Lou Ellen Belvel

F, b. 23 May 1940, d. 11 January 2010
     Mary Lou Ellen Belvel was born on 23 May 1940 at Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA. She was the daughter of Rolla B. Belvel and Norma Lee Davis. Mary Lou Ellen Belvel died on 11 January 2010 at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, at age 69 OBITUARY

Mary Lou Smith, 69, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Monday, January 11, 2010 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids surrounded by her loving family after a 12 year battle with Scleroderma. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, January 15, 2009 at the Cedar Hills Community Church. The service will be conducted by Pastor Kent Landhuis. Visitation will begin after 10:00 AM on Friday at the church. Private inurnment will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel.
Surviving are her husband Jerry Smith of Cedar Rapids; her dog Sadie; two children Doug Smith of Cedar Rapids, and Kathy (Robert) Ebeling of Marion; and grandchildren Megan, Spencer, and Tanner Smith, and Michael Ebeling. Also surviving are her sister Nancy (Dennis) Brasel of Muskogee, OK and brother Richard (Lois) Belvel of Biloxi, MS.
She was preceded in death by her son Jeffery Smith and her parents Norma and Bill Belvel.
Mary Lou was born May 23, 1940 in Ottumwa, where she was raised. She was united in marriage to Jerry Smith on April 4, 1958 in Lancaster, MO. She and her husband moved to Cedar Rapids in 2001 to be near their two children and their families. Mary Lou enjoyed volunteering at Milestones and various nursing homes, playing bridge, mah jongg, golfing with friends, and being surrounded by her family.
Mary Lou was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Scleroderma Foundation or to Cedar Hills Community Church in Mary Lou’s honor.
The family extends their appreciation to all of the caring doctors and nurses at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and St. Luke’s Hospital for their tender care and guidance in this time of transition.

Cause of death: Schleroderma.

Child of Mary Lou Ellen Belvel

Metta Marie Belvel

F, b. 24 March 1898, d. 1 August 1964
     Metta Marie Belvel was born on 24 March 1898 at Grand River Twp., Wayne Co., IA. She was the daughter of David Tullis Belvel and Milla Ann McLaughlin. Metta Marie Belvel married Harley Edward Bettis, son of Daniel Edmund Bettis and Ida Mayer Richardson, on 12 March 1921. Metta Marie Belvel died on 1 August 1964 at Carlisle, Warren Co., IA, at age 66. She was buried in August 1964 at Evergreen Cemetery, Lineville, Wayne Co., IA.

Children of Metta Marie Belvel and Harley Edward Bettis

Renota Mae Belvel

F, b. 9 September 1895, d. 2 March 1970
     Renota Mae Belvel was born on 9 September 1895 at Grundy Co. (probably), MO. She was the daughter of David Tullis Belvel and Milla Ann McLaughlin. Renota Mae Belvel married Charles Donald Stuteville, son of Charles Stuteville and Rachel Minerva Wright, at Trenton, Grundy Co., MO. Renota Mae Belvel lived in April 1930 at Grand River Twp., Wayne Co., IA, census p.2A. She died on 2 March 1970 at Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, at age 74.

Children of Renota Mae Belvel and Charles Donald Stuteville

Rolla B. Belvel

M, b. 12 February 1910, d. 17 October 1986
     Rolla B. Belvel was also known as "Bill". He was born on 12 February 1910 at Wayne Co. (probably), IA. He was the son of James Henry Belvel and Maud Mae McLaughlin. Rolla B. Belvel married Norma Lee Davis, daughter of Lewis Davis and Mattie Hyatt. Rolla B. Belvel died on 17 October 1986 at age 76. He was buried in October 1986 at Ottumwa Cemetery, Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA.

Child of Rolla B. Belvel and Norma Lee Davis

Ted Arlando Belvel

M, b. 7 February 1910, d. 28 December 1991
     Ted Arlando Belvel was born on 7 February 1910 at Grand River Twp., Wayne Co., IA. He was the son of David Tullis Belvel and Milla Ann McLaughlin. Ted Arlando Belvel married Marie Belle Gatrel, daughter of Julius Gatrel and Elizabeth Yeater, in 1937. Ted Arlando Belvel died on 28 December 1991 at Bettendorf, Scott Co., IA, at age 81.

Virgil Lloyd Belvel

M, b. 19 November 1905, d. 27 February 1922
     Virgil Lloyd Belvel was born on 19 November 1905 at Trenton, Henry Co., IA. He was the son of David Tullis Belvel and Milla Ann McLaughlin. Virgil Lloyd Belvel died on 27 February 1922 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, at age 16. He was buried in March 1922 at Evergreen Cemetery, Lineville, Wayne Co., IA.

Waldo Clinton Belvel

M, b. 28 March 1901, d. 15 May 1990
     Waldo Clinton Belvel was born on 28 March 1901 at Decatur Co. (probably), IA. He was the son of James Henry Belvel and Maud Mae McLaughlin. Waldo Clinton Belvel married Dora Ethel Summers circa 1924. Waldo Clinton Belvel died on 15 May 1990 at age 89.

William Louis Belvel

M, b. 7 March 1931, d. 30 December 2000
     William Louis Belvel was born on 7 March 1931 at Wayne Co., IA. He was the son of Frederick Hugh Belvel and Naomi Frances Mulvania. William Louis Belvel died on 30 December 2000 at Moreno Valley, Riverside Co., CA, at age 69.

Child of William Louis Belvel

William Tecumseh Belvel

M, b. circa 1841
     William Tecumseh Belvel was born circa 1841 at Ohio.1 He married Liona Ann Gloshen circa 1860.2

Children of William Tecumseh Belvel and Liona Ann Gloshen

Citations

  1. [S2254] 1880 Federal Census, Wayne County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 369; FHL #1254369.
  2. [S2280] 1870 Federal Census, Wayne County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 425; FHL #545925.

David Belvill

M, b. 17 June 1871, d. 18 January 1949
     David Belvill was born on 17 June 1871 at Lewis, Holt Co., MO. He married Ida Frances Lemmons on 24 March 1889 at Mitchell Co., KS. David Belvill died on 18 January 1949 at Olympia, Thurston Co., WA, at age 77.

Child of David Belvill and Ida Frances Lemmons

Grace Belvill

F, b. 3 February 1909, d. 25 December 1987
     Grace Belvill was born on 3 February 1909 at Mitchell Co., KS. She was the daughter of David Belvill and Ida Frances Lemmons. Grace Belvill married Winnett Milton Parshall, son of William Thomas Parshall and Frances Estella Wendell. Grace Belvill died on 25 December 1987 at Purdy, Pierce Co., WA, at age 78.

Children of Grace Belvill and Winnett Milton Parshall

Mary Benbow

F, b. circa 1845, d. 1899
     Mary Benbow was born circa 1845 at Indiana. She married George Shroyer, son of Michael Shroyer and Elizabeth Yeager, on 21 June 1866 at Delaware Co., IN. Mary Benbow died in 1899 at Delaware Co., IN.

Children of Mary Benbow and George Shroyer

Charles Vane Benbrook

M, b. 30 March 1900, d. 10 September 1986
     Charles Vane Benbrook was also known as "Charley". He was born on 30 March 1900 at Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR, WW I and WW II draft registration. He lived in September 1918 at Weleetka, Okfuskee Co., OK, draft card indicates he was a mechanic helper, but his place of employment was "in jail". He married Gladys Irene Hottle, daughter of Dr. William Conrad Hottle and Mary Alice Stump, on 7 November 1931 at Oklahoma Co., OK. Charles Vane Benbrook died on 10 September 1986 at age 86. He was buried in September 1986 at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK, Findagrave #95131169.

Clara L. Bence

F, b. 8 October 1906, d. 19 April 1971
     Clara L. Bence was born on 8 October 1906 at Dixonville, Indiana Co., PA. She was the daughter of Henry Bence and Mary Emma Cribbs. Clara L. Bence married Joseph Ralph Morrison, son of Jasper Conrad Morrison and Emma M. Piper, in 1921. Clara L. Bence died on 19 April 1971 at Canton, Stark Co., OH, at age 64. She was buried in April 1971 at Sunset Hills Burial Park, Canton, Stark Co., OH, Findagrave #100579521.

Children of Clara L. Bence and Joseph Ralph Morrison

Citations

  1. [S5271] 1930 Federal Census, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 2154-60; FHL #2341888-94.
  2. [S5199] 1940 Federal Census, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3636.

Henry Bence

M, b. 21 August 1860, d. 29 January 1952
     Henry Bence was born on 21 August 1860 at Rayne, Indiana Co., PA. He married Mary Emma Cribbs in 1880. Henry Bence died on 29 January 1952 at Canton, Stark Co., OH, at age 91. He was buried in 1952 at New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Clymer, Indiana Co., PA, Findagrave #80727002.

Child of Henry Bence and Mary Emma Cribbs

Nancy Isabelle Bench

F, b. circa 1842
     Nancy Isabelle Bench was born circa 1842. She married Cephas Wesley Starr, son of Jabez Starr and Jane Gregory, on 12 February 1858 at Marion Co., IA.

Children of Nancy Isabelle Bench and Cephas Wesley Starr

Similda Benchoff

F, b. 10 July 1856, d. 26 December 1917
     Similda Benchoff was born on 10 July 1856 at Pennsylvania. She married Branson Sylvester Miller, son of Corbin W. Miller and Amanda Fravel, on 4 September 1895. Similda Benchoff died on 26 December 1917 at Newark, Licking Co., OH, at age 61. She was buried in December 1917 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Licking Co., OH, Findagrave #65730425.

Juliana Benckner

F
     Juliana Benckner married Hans Martin Kitzmiller, son of Johannes Kitzmiller and Christina Dyerthin, in 1730.

Children of Juliana Benckner and Hans Martin Kitzmiller

Adam Bender

M
     Adam Bender married Maria Elisbetha Schneider.

Child of Adam Bender and Maria Elisbetha Schneider

Adolf Bender

M
     Adolf Bender married Maria Hausser.

Child of Adolf Bender and Maria Hausser

Amelia Bender

F
     Amelia Bender married Earl Kern.

Child of Amelia Bender and Earl Kern

Bertha Bender

F, b. 10 February 1865
     Bertha Bender was born on 10 February 1865 at Haus Müller Michels MM, Gerhardsbrunn, Rhein-Pfalz (now), Germany.1 She was the daughter of Friedrich August Bender and Elisabeth Munzinger.

Citations

  1. [S1296] M. Miller, Gemeinde Gerhardsbrunn Book, p.5.

Bret David Bender

M, b. 20 April 1977, d. 9 June 2007
     Bret David Bender was born on 20 April 1977 at La Crosse Co., WI. He was the son of Joann Beth Harger. Bret David Bender died on 9 June 2007 at Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA, at age 30

Obituary -- The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Tuesday, 12 JUN 2007, p.16 (Newspapers.com):

Bret D. Bender, 30, of 2433 Nevada Ave., Iowa City, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 9, 2007 in his home. A celebration of Bret's life will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City. There will be visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. with services following immediately at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Bret's memory.

Online condolences may be sent for his family through the Web at www.gayandciha.com

Bret David Bender was born April 20, 1977, at La Cross, Wis., the son of William L. Bender and Joann (Harger) Bender. In 1978 his mother, brother, and sisters moved to Iowa City, where he had resided since.

He graduated from CBC High School in 1995. He was employed as a dispatcher for Marco Cab Co. and was sole proprietor of his own screen printing business, Mind Bender Tees.

Bret loved life, his family and his friends. He enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, hiking, camping, biking, photography, making chain mail jewelry, playing disc golf and playing on the "Preemptive Strike" softball team.

He volunteered at the VA Medical Center and at the Crisis Center helping to clean up after the tornado. He was a unique, creative, sensitive individual,with a kind and beautiful soul.

His family includes his mother, Joann of Iowa City, brother, Scott Bender and his wife, Santwana Dasgupta of Minneapolis, Minn; sisters Sarah and Kathleen Bender of Iowa City; his father and stepmother William and Heidi Bender of Viroqua, Wis; his half siblings, John Buck and Logan and Tara Bender; nephew, Alexander Baker-Bender; grandfather Harold Harger of St. Louis, Mo; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.

Bret was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bernard and Emma Lou Bender and Pauline Harger.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremations service is caring for Bret's family and his services.

Cläre Bender

F, b. 4 January 1908, d. 16 August 1995
     Cläre Bender was born on 4 January 1908 at Frankfurt am Rhein, Germany. She was the daughter of Adolf Bender and Maria Hausser. Cläre Bender married Dr. Phil. Albert Munzinger, son of Rudolf Munzinger and Anna Helfer, on 5 May 1930 at Frankfurt am Rhein, Germany. Cläre Bender died on 16 August 1995 at age 87.

Children of Cläre Bender and Dr. Phil. Albert Munzinger

David Fredrick Bender1

M, b. 24 January 1935, d. 12 December 2009
     David Fredrick Bender was born on 24 January 1935 at Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA.1 He was the son of Ernest Francis Bender and Juanita Etta Wagner.1 David Fredrick Bender married Shirley Lou Klinzman, daughter of Elmer H. Klinzman, on 7 August 1954 at New Sharon, Mahaska Co., IA. David Fredrick Bender was educated; East High School, Waterloo
Iowa State Teachers College
Masters Degree, Drake University. He lived in 2000 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA. He died on 12 December 2009 at Glendale, Maricopa Co., AZ, at age 74.

Citations

  1. [S2138] 1940 Federal Census, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1140.

Elisabetha Bender

F, b. 18 July 1867
     Elisabetha Bender was born on 18 July 1867 at Haus Müller Michels MM, Gerhardsbrunn, Rhein-Pfalz (now), Germany.1 She was the daughter of Friedrich August Bender and Elisabeth Munzinger.

Citations

  1. [S1296] M. Miller, Gemeinde Gerhardsbrunn Book, p.5.

Ella Bender1

F, b. July 1895
     Ella Bender was born in July 1895 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Eugene Bender and Sophie (?)1 Ella Bender married Winfield Gants.2 Ella Bender lived in 1930 at South Newport Ave., Ventnor, Atlantic Co., NJ.3

Child of Ella Bender and Winfield Gants

Citations

  1. [S588] 1900 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 1471 - 1480; FHL #1241471 - 80.
  2. [S1290] 1920 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1632.
  3. [S1291] 1930 Federal Census, Atlantic County, New Jersey. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 1308-1310; FHL #2341043-5.

Elwood Bender

M, b. 14 January 1875, d. 1 September 1959
     Elwood Bender was born on 14 January 1875 at Nebraska. He married Olive Edith Rundell, daughter of Ira McChain Rundell and Susan Evelyn Boyd, on 14 January 1945, no children. Elwood Bender died on 1 September 1959 at Geneva, Filmore Co., NE, at age 84. He was buried in September 1959 at Fairmont Cemetery, Fairmont, Filmore Co., NE, Find A Grave Memorial# 52261375.

Ernest Francis Bender1

M, b. 30 July 1902, d. 22 February 1968
     Ernest Francis Bender was born on 30 July 1902 at Black Hawk Co., IA.1 He was the son of John Henry Bender and Mary Tegtmeier. Ernest Francis Bender married Juanita Etta Wagner, daughter of Robert Henry Wagner and Clara Annette Huppert, on 1 May 1926 at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA.1 Ernest Francis Bender died on 22 February 1968 at South Gate, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 65

Obituary -- The Courier, Waterloo, Iowa; Friday, 23 FEB 1966, p.5 (Newspapers.com):

ERNEST F. BENDER
Ernest F. Bender, 65, a former Waterloo resident, died Thursday at Southgate (sic), Calif., of carcinoma.

He was born July 30, 1902 in Waterloo, the son of J. Henry and Mary Tegtmeir (sic) Bender. On May 1, 1926, he married Juanita Wagner here. He was employed at the Rath Packing Co. for several years in the superintendent's office. After moving to Southgate in 1958 he worked in the shopkeeper's department in the Los Angeles County office.

Surviving are his widow; one son, David of Pella; one daughter, Mrs. James Clark of Phoenix, Ariz; six grandchildren; and three brothers, Karl of 207 Highland Blvd., Victor of 530 2nd St., Evansdale, and J. Henry of 2627 McClain Dr., Cedar Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister.

Friends may call at the Parrott & Wood Funeral Home after noon Sunday.1

Children of Ernest Francis Bender and Juanita Etta Wagner

Citations

  1. [S2138] 1940 Federal Census, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1140.

Eugene Bender

M, b. 14 April 1869
     Eugene Bender was born on 14 April 1869 at "Haus Müller Michels MM", Gerhardsbrunn, Rhein-Pfalz (now), Germany.1 He was the son of Friedrich August Bender and Elisabeth Munzinger. Eugene Bender married Sophie (?) circa 1894.2

Children of Eugene Bender and Sophie (?)

Citations

  1. [S1296] M. Miller, Gemeinde Gerhardsbrunn Book, p.5.
  2. [S588] 1900 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 1471 - 1480; FHL #1241471 - 80.
  3. [S913] 1910 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, Series T624, Rolls 1385-1414; FHL #1375398-427.