Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Aletha Belew
January 8, 1912 - June 25, 2007
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Services for Mrs. Aletha Belew, 95, of Kilgore will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2007 at the Chandler Street Church of Christ with Mr. Wayne Berryman and Mr. Chris Vidacovich officiating. Interment will be at Rusk County Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Belew passed away Monday, June 25, 2007, in Tyler.


Mrs. Belew was born January 8, 1912, to the late Charles and Mary Ella Borders Schwartz on a farm near Crews, Texas.  She was valedictorian of her graduating class at Winters High School and received her teaching certificate from Abilene Christian College.  She taught school in Harmony, Texas for three years before marrying Ben Edwin (Bill) Belew, August 10, 1934.  They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1984.


She spent her life as a devoted Christian wife and homemaker, always willing to help and share with family, friends and neighbors.  The Belews farmed in Winters, Texas, Lovington, New Mexico, and Willcox, Arizona.  In 1970 they moved to Kilgore where she helped her husband with his travels as a field agent for Ana-Lab.  They were members of the Chandler Street Church of Christ.


Aletha was preceded in death by her husband in 1990.


She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Gene and Bill Perkins of Plano, Mary Sue and Rodney Beaty of Tyler; two sisters, Imogene Mickey of Abilene and Peggy McAnally of Winters; two brothers R.C. Schwartz of Burnet and Halley Schwartz of Abilene; five grandchildren Michael Perkins of Austin, Kevin Beaty of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Stan Perkins of Tyler, Karen Anderson of Frisco and Chris Beaty of Tyler; seven great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.


The family will receive friends after the services at Chandler Street Church of Christ.  Mrs. Belew will be available for viewing on Wednesday, June 27, 2007.


Memorials can be made to the Chandler Street Church of Christ or to the Abilene Christian University.

Aletha Belew
January 8, 1912 - June 25, 2007




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