Francis Bellmer (1929-2008)

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Francis Bellmer Warner Chew
Born: 25 Aug 1929 Bear Creek Twp., Michigan
Died: 29 Oct 2008 Bear Creek Twp., Michigan
Father: Ward Amos Bellmer
Mother: Edna Ruth Kingman
Siblings: Ward J. Bellmer Sommerville
Virginia Mae Bellmer
Francis Bellmer
Ruth Edna Bellmer
John Arthur Bellmer
Barbara Jean Bellmer
Spouse: (1) Ernest Patrick Warner
Married: 23 Sep 1950 Flint, Michigan
Children: Harry Wiliam Warner
Patrick J. Warner
Linda D. Warner
Robert M. Warner
Sharlene F. Warner
Spouse: John Willis Chew
Married: 16 Oct 1981 Emmet Co., Michigan

Death Notice

Petoskey News-Review, Thursday, October 30, 2008

Francis Chew, 79

Francis Chew, 79, of Alanson, died Oct. 29, 2008, at home.

Arrangements are pending at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey. A complete obituary will follow.


Petoskey News-Review, Friday, October 31, 2008:

Francis (Warner) Chew, 79

Francis (Warner) Chew, 79, of Littlefield Township, passed away on Oct. 29, 2008.

Francis was born on Aug. 25 1929, in Bear Creek Township, the daughter of Ward and Edna Ruth (Kingman) Bellmer.

She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary No. 2462 and the VFW Post No. 2051 Auxiliary.

She is survived by four children, Harry (Cynthia) Warner, Linda DelaCruz, Robert Warner, and Sharleen (Kenneth) Franks; six grandchildren, Jodi Warner, Melissa (Sean) Duggan, Ernest (April) Wynn, Michael (Lisa) DelaCruz, David (Ashley) Whisker, Alsayce DelaCruz; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia (Donald) Allen; and by many nieces, nephews, stepchildren, stepgrandchildren, and in-laws.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Ernest P. Warner; second husband, John W. Chew; a son, Patrick J. Warner; and by four siblings, John Bellmer, Ruth Fowler, Barbara Standish and Ward Sommerville.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the funeral home, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Francis' memory may be directed to the family in care of Sharleen Franks, or to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay.

Friends are asked to share thoughts and condolences with the Warner/Chew family at Stone Funeral Home's on-line guestbook


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Chew, John W. & Warner, Francis
Date of Marriage: 10/16/1981
Liber: 1981
Folio: 241
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Chew, Francis (Warner)
Date of Death: 10/29/2008
Liber: 2008
Folio: 414
Place of Death: Bear Creek Twp.
Chew, Francis (Warner)
Age: 79
Born: 8/25/1929
Died: 10/29/2008
Burial: 11/3/2008
Cemetery: St. Francis, Petoskey
Obituary: on file, PNR - 10/31/2008