2019-03-14 / Obituaries

Rose Marie Belcher

March 1, 2019


Rose Marie Belcher Rose Marie Belcher Rose Marie Hitchcock Belcher, 72, of Stevensville, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home Friday evening, March 1, 2019. Rose was born in Sayre on July 3, 1946, the daughter of Floyd C. Hitchcock and Gertrude Katherine Casselbury Hitchcock. On Oct. 28, 1961, she married James Edward Belcher in Herrickville. Rose dedicated her life to providing a loving home to raise and care for her family. She was a proud and strong supporter of family activities and events. Rose enjoyed going to the beach in North Carolina, collecting seashells, going for rides, bird watching and caring for her flowers.

Her family includes her children, James Edward Belcher, Jr. and wife, Dawn of Stevensville, Timothy S. Belcher and wife, Gina of Jacksonville, NC, Edward D. Belcher of Jacksonville, NC, Tony L. Belcher, Sr. and wife, Sonya of Herrickville, Melissa M. Kusmierz and husband, Mark of Stevensville and Wendy S. Keeney and husband, Matthew of LeRaysville; grandchildren, Timothy “TJ,” Jeffrey, Joe, Tracy, Rosemarie, Ricardo, Luis, Jesus, Alexandria, “Jim Bob,” LT, Logan, Raigan, Marky, Marissa, Jasmine and Elizabeth; 25 great-grandchildren; her sister, Cindy Lou Brink and husband, Lyall, Jr. of Camptown; brothers, Theron Edward Hitchcock and wife, Betty Jo of Stevensville, Ronald Paul Hitchcock and wife, Katrina of Litchfield, Donald Lee Hitchcock and Colleen of Stevensville, and David Scott Hitchcock and wife, Susan of Laceyville; sister-in-law, Hope Hitchcock of Lancaster, PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ron and Evelyn Belcher of Monroeton; brother-in-law, Bob Belcher of Noxen; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy and Steve Rafferzeder of New Jersey; special aunt, Dorothy Casselbury, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rose was predeceased by her husband, James Edward Belcher on Jan. 17, 1989; great-granddaughter,

Alyvia Madison Parkhurst in 2003; father, Floyd C. Hitchcock, Sr. on Dec. 4, 1992; mother, Gertrude Katherine Casselbury Hitchcock on Dec. 15, 2012; brother, Floyd C. Hitchcock, Jr. on Feb. 14, 2002; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dennis and Omenta Belcher; brothers in-law, William and Jack Belcher and Paul Garland and sisters-in-law, Eva Garland, Joyce Belcher and Shirley Belcher.

A well-attended funeral service was held Wednesday, March 6 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda, with Pastor Vickie Ellis of the Beaver Meadows Church officiating. Reflections were offered by her son-in-law, Mark Kusmierz.

Burial was in the East Herrick Cemetery, Herrick Township. Pallbearers were her sons, James Edward Belcher, Jr., Timothy S. Belcher, Edward D. Belcher, Tony L. Belcher, Sr. and grandsons, “Jim Bob” Belcher and Tony L. Belcher, Jr. A luncheon for family and friends was held at the Herrickville Community Hall following the interment service.

The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, c/o Peggy Coleman, 4001 Sugar Cabin Road, Rome, PA 18837 in memory of Rose Marie Hitchcock Belcher. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com.

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