Friday, December 19, 2014



Rensina Bellinger, 86, Rantoul, Kansas, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Ransom Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa, with the Revs. Jeff Higbie and Jason Redick officiating. Friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Bellinger 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, and to the service hour at the mortuary, where family members plan to meet with friends 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Interment is set for Ruhamah Cemetery, Rantoul, Kansas.

Rensina was born Monday, Nov. 21, 1927, in Lime Creek, Minnesota, the daughter of Jacob and Gladys (VanderVeen) Schuur.

She lived in Rantoul since 1970, moving from Wellsville where she lived since the early 1960s. She previously lived in Maxwell, Indiana.

Rensina was united in marriage with Freeman Bellinger in 1943. He preceded her in death July 21, 1991.

They shared 48 years of marriage and had 10 children. Rensina was a devoted lifelong homemaker who loved, supported and cared for her family throughout her life.

Survivors include her eight children, Jacob Bellinger and wife, Carol, Rantoul, Sharon Brewer, Eudora, William Bellinger, Waverly, Lori Redick and husband, Jerry, Lebanon, Missouri, Kenneth Bellinger and wife, Blanka, Rantoul, Kathy Sobba and husband Ken, Rantoul, Patricia Higbie and husband, Jeff, Jefferson City, Missouri, and Wanda Wood, Rantoul; 34 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, James Bellinger; infant son, Bobby Bellinger; and parents.

Many things were important in life to Rensina, but among the greatest was her family. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, babysitting, and her pet birds.

She will be deeply missed and remain in the hearts and thoughts of her family and friends forever.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Rensina Bellinger Memorial Fund through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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