Obituary of Corina Mae Bellamy Corina Mae Bellamy, lovingly known as “Tootie”, was born February 12, 1939, and departed this life Thursday, March 5, 2015. Being at the time of her death, 76 years old. She was born at home in rural Elizabethtown to Bill and Josie Dunstan, fourth of five little Indians. She said her mom painted their butts red and let them go, and go she did. She had a free spirit and loved adventure. She showed no fear and had a heart that would give you the shirt off her back. She loved being outdoors and fishing, and could outfish anyone. Around 1960, she ventured to Chicago for work. While working at a donut shop, she met and married Harold Schmarje. They made their home in Chicago, and around 1962 she made the decision to love and raise two children she didn’t have to, and took in twins Billy and Susie. In 1964, they made their family complete when they again adopted the baby she always wanted, Regina. The struggle between country and city was always an issue and finally a home in the country won out. But it was too late, and the marriage ended in 1972. She worked at IYC and lived in Harrisburg for awhile when she met, who she would say, was the love of her life, Edward Bellamy; The only man who ever almost tamed her. They lived happily in Eddyville, IL until his death in 1991. She was proud of the fact that she only had a third grade education and still managed to put herself through nursing school. In 1988, she graduated college as an LPN. After Ed’s death, she decided to come home to Hardin County, to be near her children. She delighted in her grandchildren when they were small. She often spent days with them in the yard and took them to the creek or fishing. Life was an adventure she loved. She was always there to lend a hand, a meal, a dollar or a drink, or advice; and she never judged you. She had many friends she loved and she loved spending time with them. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ed; her parents, Bill and Josie Dunstan; two brothers, Ruie Davis and Elroy Dunstan; and one grandson John Mathews, Jr. She is survived by her children, Bill and Kay Schmarje, John and Sue Mathews, and Regina Schmarje; her brothers, Bill and Linda Dunstan, Harry and Brenda Dunstan; and her sister, Juanita Hentchel; eight grandchildren, Billy Joe Schmarje, Liza and Randy Hise, Sara and Kyle Borrenphol, Lacy Mathews, Josie and Loy Price, Robert Mathews, Nicholas and Debie Mathews and Levi Henry; 10 great-grandchildren, Gavin and Bella Hise, Case and Brasher Borrenphol, Kenz, Tyler and Drake Mathews, Madison and Mikaela Mathews, Justin and Ryan Mathews, and Mason Henry; and five great-great-grandchildren, Cooper, Chasity, Gordon, Keeligh and Brooklyn; and a host of nieces and nephews. She believed in the Lord and thought you were crazy if you didn’t. She was saved and baptized in 1978. She often wrote letters and poems to the Lord. She is rejoicing with her loved ones in heaven, I know. She was loved dearly and will be sorely missed. There are angels God puts on this earth who care for us and guide us. You can feel their love and gentleness as they walk through life beside us. They do great things for us everyday. They whisper in our ears. They hold us in their hearts when we are filled with all our fears. They are always there to give a hug and try to make us smile. They treat us with respect and love. They treat us like their child. God blessed us with an angel, we’re proud to call our own. She’s been with us throughout our lives, and with us as we’ve grown. She guided us the best she can and taught us like no other. And we are thankful we are the lucky ones, who got to call her mother.

3-19-15 PIC Corrina Bellamy