Karla Sue Bellmer, 60, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at home.
Born on November 19, 1962 in Plymouth, Indiana she was the daughter of Elmo and Virginia (Burden) Phelps. She attended Plymouth High School graduating with the class of 1981. Through mutual friends, Karla met this kind hearted soul Terry and they were married on June 28, 2012 in Columbus, OH.
For numerous years she was a concierge business owner. Karla was a woman that would light a room as soon as she entered it, and never left as a stranger making friends with everyone there. Perhaps one of the most generous, gifting and loving ladies that you would ever meet, often making that extra trip to the store to buy groceries for those that needed it as an anonymous shopper never wanted the attention or recognition.
Karla and Terry loved to travel, almost daily. Just getting in the car and pulling up to a new restaurant, using the valet parking was an adventure. She made her way across 48 states with her business an expediter and taking the scenic route to make it to the final destination. Family was important to her, especially when it came to the “sister weekends.” Karla also was an avid reader, belonging to different reading groups.
Karla was an overcomer through all of trials that she would face. A woman of deep faith that showed her love throughout her life.
She is survived by her husband Terry of Rochester; daughters: Eliana (Drew) Wethey of Johnstown, OH; Stephanie (James) Davolio of Lithopolis, OH; sonsL Mark Bellmer of Sedalia, MO; Joseph (Beth) Bellmer of Lancaster, OH; sisters: Sandy Manuwal of Plymouth; Jackie (David) Wright of Plymouth; brother-in-law Rich Larson of Franklin, OH; 9 grandchildren; as well as several wonderful nieces and nephews. and extended family.
Karla is preceded in death by her parents, sister Vicki Larson and brother-in-law Jim Manuwal.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 11-1 pm at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. A memorial service will immediately follow with Life Celebrant James Smart officiating.
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Memorial contributions may be given to the Bread of Life Food Pantry, 6770 N Michigan St. Plymouth, IN 46563.
Abigail (Manuwal) McIntire says
Oh aunt Susie I don’t know where to begin. Through tears I just just read your obituary, and I am still in disbelief that you are gone. I will always love and miss you, and I have been so blessed to have you in my life. I will miss your amazing sense of humor, but more than anything I will just miss you-and the genuine love you always showed to all of us. Rest in peace-and I am so happy you knew the Lord and I will see you again one day, (and I am especially happy that now you are with grandpa, grandma, aunt Vicki). I will miss you.
Abby (Manuwal) McIntire
Heather Craft says
I am so sorry for your loss Abby! Praying for you and your family. Hugs
Abigail McIntire says
Thank you so very much Heather, love you!
Jan Boos Bean says
Sympathies to Karla’s loved ones. I’ve always known Karla as a fun-loving girl with a great sense of humor. With parents like Bud and Virginia she had no choice but to be outgoing and loving. Thinking of Terry, Jackie and Sandy at this time.
I am so sorry for your loss. I only met her a short time ago, but she was a wonderful woman. I am blessed to say i knew her.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
Vicki and I were friends and school classmates. I loved going the her house, on the farm. I neatest thing ever, was when Karla Sue was born. My friend, had a little baby sister. She was so cute and so much fun to play with. She turned out to be a wonderful woman, with a personality to match.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder
Barbara Klapp says
So sorry to hear about Susie’s passing, i know she will be greatly missed by her sisters and her family.
LuAnn Troup Evans says
Karla (to me you’ll always be Susie), has been my close friend since 6th grade!! My heart breaks for this untimely loss of life. I will miss her and forever be grateful for our 40+ years of friendship. You were an inspiration to so many. Your kind heart and love of family was always first and foremost. Your union to Terry was a blessing in so many ways. I am still not grasping you are gone from this world. I do know you are at peace and will always be a part of me.
Vicki McShane says
Karla, I can’t pass a Bob Evans without thinking of our Friday mornings together. They meant so much to me. I only knew you for a few years but those few years will always be precious to me. Love you,
Jenifer George says
I am so sorry for your loss and my heart breaks for you. Sending love and prayers of comfort!
Gary Hendricks says
We are sorry to hear this she was always so happy to see us and we were glad to see and talk to her. I’m sorry we won’t be able to attend the memorial we are in Florida for a while visiting relatives. We offer our condolences.
Katha Burden says
Dear Sandy, Jackie, and Families,
I am so sorry to hear about Susie’s passing. I lOVED HER, like we all have, especially as she was the baby. Condolences, especially, to her husband, Terry. Please accept my prayers and thoughts.
Love you all,
Lisa Anders Potter says
My condolences Jackie and Sandy. Sue always had a sweet smile and kind words in school. Peace be yours.