The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

December 1, 2013

Julia "Julie" Belton

The Commercial-News

---- — Julia “Julie” Belton, 75, of Battle Creek, Mich., died Wednesday evening, Nov. 20, 2013, at Battle Creek Manor.

Julie, the daughter of John Donnley and Mary Jane (Walker) Belton, was born July 19, 1938, in Danville, Ill., and moved to the Battle Creek area in the late 1990s.

She attended the Illinois School for the Blind of Springfield, and Lincoln Elementary School for Special Education. Julie was an exceptional textile artist and she enjoyed singing, listening to music, watching TV, going to the beach and car rides.

Julie is survived by her mother, Mary Jane Belton of Battle Creek; two sisters, Patricia Ely of Battle Creek and Marianne Gilmore of Atlanta, Ga.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Julie was preceded in death by her father, John, and her brother, John W. Belton.

Private, family visitation was Sunday, Nov. 24, and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date in Danville. Final interment will be in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Danville.

The Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek is in charge of all the arrangements. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Julie may be placed at

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