STERLING – Violet Bellows, 99, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home.
She was born April 10, 1913, in Cesser, the daughter of Hezza and Lucille (Williams) Minson. She married Elton Bellows on April 15, 1936, in Polo. He died July 7, 1980. She was a lifetime member of Rock Falls American Legion Auxiliary Post 902.
Surviving are her daughter, Lucille (David) Richards of Rock Falls; one brother, Robert (Amy) Minson of Norwalk, Iowa; and special friends, Pat and Wanda Reed and Evelyn Strenge.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Clarence Minson in 1937; and friend, Bob Strenge.
There will be no visitation. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today at Reed Cemetery in Polo, with the Rev. Jason Borton officiating. Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Homes.