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Esther Ramona (O'Bannon) Belles, 88 years of age died Monday January 8, 2018. She was born February 21, 1929 in New Albany to the late Glenda Dewey and Minnie E. (Brinley) O'Bannon. Ramona was formerly a telephone operator with the old Bell Telephone Company and for 30 years the office manager with Silver Creek Water Corporation until her retirement. She was the widow of her husband of 57 years Robert E. Belles who died in 2003. Ramona was very active in church and square dancing as well as many other hobbies and traveling. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother Glenn "Jr." O'Bannon. The family wishes a special thanks to the Bennett Place staff for all their care and services.
Surviving include three children, Melodie Anderson, Mark Belles (Cindy) and Joi McRae (Steve Teeter); nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday January 11, and after 8 a.m. Friday January 12, at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday January 12, in the Kraft Chapel with private burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
Expressions of sympathy to Alzheimners Association
Online condolences may be made to: www.kraftfs.com
Published on January 10, 2018
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