Cleo Belcher

December 15, 1927 ~ August 12, 2020 (age 92)


Daisy “Cleo” Belcher, 92, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, formerly of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away August 12, 2020 in Oklahoma City.

Cleo was born December 15, 1927 in Holum, Louisiana, the daughter of Davis “Slim” and Lillian Oressa (Greer) Lambert. She married Henry “Hank” Belcher June 15, 1948 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. He preceded her in death on July 31, 1985.

Cleo is a member of First Baptist Church in Mt. Carmel. Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible Verse Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Oh Lord, my truth and my redeemer” taught to her by her Grandmother Greer. She was a dedicated mother who instilled Christian values and the love of God in her children. She treasured every moment spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a highly skilled seamstress and excelled in growing gardenias and baking mini apple cakes – both she would deliver all over town. She enjoyed shopping, eating out with her friends and could be found most evenings at Hogg Heaven.

She worked as a Senior Aide at WADI, WVC, and Wabash Senior Citizens. Cleo retired at the age of 77.

Those remaining to share her memory include her children, Gary D. and wife Sue Belcher of Cape Girardeau, MO, C. Renee and husband Tom Altadonna of Oklahoma City OK; four grandchildren, Sara Belcher, Jackson, TN, Katie (Josh) Reimann, Taylorsville, UT, Natalie (Ryan) Smith, Oklahoma City OK, Nathan (Shelby) Altadonna, Arlington,TX; eight great grandchildren Jameson, Eliza Michele and Mackenzie Smith, Lily, Noah, and Isaac Reimann, Piper and Nellie Altadonna and brother Leo Lambert of Mt. Carmel, IL.

Cleo was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 37 years, “Hank”.

A private burial has taken place. A public Memorial service is being planned for a later date.

The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff at Sommerset Memory Care and Physicians Hospice for their loving care.

Donations in Cleo’s memory can be given to Physicians Choice Hospice, 14324 N Western Ave, Edmond, OK 73013 or First Baptist Church, 130 W 6th Street, Mt. Carmel, IL 62863.

Also the family wants to thank Larry Hodgson and his staff at the funeral home for their extraordinary care given under challenging times.

Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com

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August 21, 2020

Highland Memorial Cemetery, College Drive, Mt. Carmel

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