Charles Otis “Charlie” Belangee


CLINTON — Charles Otis “Charlie” Belangee, 87, of Clinton, passed away at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Ill.

His funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019, at the First Christian Church, 100 N. Jackson St., Clinton, with Ernie Harvey Jr. and J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be held from 4–7 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Little Galilee Christian Camp, Clinton. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.

Charlie was born on November 7, 1931, in Springfield, a son of George Everett and Mayme Leota Staton Belangee. He married Anna Louise Simmons on June 8, 1952 in Hillsboro, Ill.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Ann Belangee of Clinton; daughter, Kay Ann (John) Werts, of Clinton; three grandchildren, Marc (Connie) Werts of Mt. Pulaski, Ill.; Jessica (Jake) Sullivan of Smithville, Mo.; Luke (Amber) Werts of Clinton, Ill; six great-grandchildren, Maggie Werts; Haylee Werts; Joy Werts; Jesse Werts; Jack Sullivan; Norah Sullivan. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Elvis Belangee, Elsie Solander, and Virgil Belangee.

Charlie was a retired switchman for the central office of General Telephone Company, Clinton, from 1956-1994. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, where he served as Bible School Superintendent for 40 years. He was a member of the Crang- Bennett American Legion, Post 103, Clinton.

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