Mary Belle Spelbring, 82, of Poland died Friday, March 4, 2005, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
Born Feb. 3, 1923, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Joseph and Zella Schroer Neese.
She graduated from Reelsville High School and married Carl F. Spelbring on May 25, 1943. He preceded her in death on June 2, 1995.
As a young woman she worked at the RCA plant in Bloomington and later at the Windbreaker Plant in Brazil. She was a 4-H leader for many years and enjoyed being an Avon representative. She also enjoyed homemaking activities, especially crocheting, sewing and alteration work. She was an avid reader and journal writer.
Memberships included the Poland Zion United Church of Christ where she served on the Ladies Guild, held several offices and sang in the church choir.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann and Owen Chambers of Bowling Green; a son and daughter-in-law, Allan Dale and Letitia Spelbring of Hillsboro, Ill.; four grandsons, David Chambers and wife, Lisa, Mark Chambers and wife, Kim, Christopher Spelbring and wife, Faith and Timothy Spelbring; three great-grandchildren, Daylan Chambers, Darcie Chambers and Kristofer Chambers; five sisters, Jane Carter of Indianapolis, Frances Neese of Brazil, Betty Konrad and husband, Herb, of Portland, Ore., Geneva Eggers of Danville, Ind., and Marlene Rodgers and husband, Ronald, of Knightsville; three brothers, Roy Neese and Clyde Neese of Knightsville and Ronald Neese of Brazil; an aunt, Mazo Rollings of Mooresville; a sister-in-law, Virginia Spelbring, of Poland; many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Poland Zion United Church of Christ with the Rev. Paul Zurcher officiating. Burial will follow at Poland Zion Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, 4-8 p.m. at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., Brazil, and one hour before services on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Poland Zion United Church of Christ.