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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Larry Russell “Rusty” Belt

  • Larry Russell “Rusty” Belt, 71, of Harrisburg, passed away 4:15 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
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  • Larry Russell "Rusty" Belt, 71, of Harrisburg, passed away 4:15 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
    He was born on Nov. 13, 1941, in Herod, the son of Harry Wendell Belt and Lorene (Smith) Belt Gibson. Larry married Sharon Lynn Speer on Sept. 12, 1960. She preceded him in death on Nov. 5, 2004. On Aug. 26, 2005, Larry married Ellen (Guthrie) Dickerson. He retired from retail management of K-Mart Corporation. Larry was also a member of the Calvary Promise Church near Junction.
    He is survived by his wife, Ellen Belt of Harrisburg; one daughter, Pamela Lynn Thorsen of Portage, Mich.; two sons, Larry Todd and Alecia Belt of Fort Mills, S.C., Robert Scott and Jennifer Belt of Saranac, Mich.; two sisters, Teresia and James Walsh of Elizabethtown, Phyllis Belt Monroe of Raleigh, N.C.; one brother, James E. and Marcella Belt of Elizabethtown; one stepdaughter, Kimberly and Jamie Jackson of Greenville; five grandchildren, Christian Robert Belt, Caitlin Louise Belt, Savanah Marie Belt, Shelby Lynn Belt and Sydney Joyce Belt; two step grandsons, Austin Edmister and Skylar Edmister.
    Larry was also preceded in death by his parents and sister, Barbara Ann Belt. Visitation for Larry will be held noon to the 1 p.m. service time Thursday, July 25, 2013, at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Shawneetown. The Rev. James R. Hubbard will be officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Calvary Promise Church of Junction.
    Internet condolences may be sent to the website, www.vickeryfuneralchapel.com.

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