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Christine "Tena" Belcher

Christine “Tena” Thompson Belcher, 84, Kearney, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. Ms. Belcher was born Jan. 29, 1926, in Holt, the youngest of seven children of James A. and Lillian Holt Thompson. She was baptized at Holt Methodist Church, and moved her membership to Kearney Methodist Church in 1961. She was married to William F. Belcher on Sept. 22, 1946. She retired from her work as an accountant for the Ferrell Gas Corporation in 1988.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Belcher; two sisters; four brothers; and one granddaughter, Sara Christine. Survivors include three sons, Bill Belcher, Holt, Phillip Belcher, Milton, Wisc., and Chris Belcher, Columbia; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, at Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Kearney. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, at First United Methodist Church in Kearney. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kearney.

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