May 2, 1943 - February 21, 2022
Bobbe (Roberta) Belden of St. Anne, Ill died peacefully with hospice care surrounded by family on February 21, 2022 at the age of 78. She was born May 2, 1943 in Kankakee, Ill and was a life-long resident. She was the only child of Joseph and Ruth (Stratton) Quigley who both preceded her in death. She was a graduate from Kankakee Highschool. In her younger years she enjoyed the study of fashion and briefly lived in Chicago and Carbondale, Ill. Later in life, she received a Minor in Art and her Bachelors of Science in psychology and social work from Olivet University in 1988. Bobbe wore many hats throughout her life and she enjoyed helping others. She truly had the gift to gab which she passed on to her children! She worked at Montgomery-Wards where she met her former husband Timothy Belden. They had three children: Joseph & Christine Belden of Midland, Texas; Timothy and Kimberly Belden of Bloomington, Ill; and James and Erika (Belden) Klaman of Kankakee, Ill. Surviving are three grandchildren Jeffery and Dani Klaman of Limestone, Emilie and her partner Brit, and Ella Klaman, and two great-grandchildren Axell and Remi, who she adored. Surviving are numerous relatives throughout the Country. Bobbe was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML). She volunteered at the American Red Cross and was a regular blood donor. Bobbe believed in Christ as her Lord and Savior. She worked at the Kankakee Area Special Education Cooperative helping children, the Kankakee Courthouse as a bailiff, and Thresholds as a case manager. She was an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and briefly volunteered for the Aroma Park Fire Department. She then operated Tanlines for almost 15 years along with her daughter. Bobbe loved animals and adopted two wonderful companions; Ginger, her Cocker Spaniel and Tristan Belden, her miniature pinscher, who both preceded her in death. She enjoyed arts and crafts, collecting anything and everything including owning every pair of Crocs made to coordinate with her outfits, watching her daily programs (Jeopardy and “The Wheel”), going to nice restaurants, playing a multitude of games on her tablet, living on the Kankakee River and feeding the swans that would stop by to visit her, and spending time with friends and family. Bobbe will be truly missed by those who loved her. There will be a Celebration of Live ceremony in the Spring of 2022. Memorials may be made to Uplifted Care Hospice, Bourbonnais.
Bobbe (Roberta) Belden of St. Anne, Ill died peacefully with hospice care surrounded by family on February 21, 2022 at the age of 78. She was born May 2, 1943 in Kankakee, Ill and was a life-long resident. She was the only child of Joseph... View Obituary & Service Information
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