Dora E. Belcher


Dora E. Belcher, 83, of Independence, Missouri, passed away July 30, 2012 at Carmel Hills Nursing Center.

She was born January 29, 1929 in Mogalsari, India, daughter of Ferdinand and Violet Birch.

Services are pending.


  1. Cynthia Simmons on August 18, 2012 at 7:20 am

    You were one of the most special ladies I have ever known and was loved by young and old alike. I will miss your quiet dignity and sense of humor, your deep devotion to your Lord and your cheerful smile. You were a “knitting machine” with a heart for all those babies that are wearing your special little sweaters. I am glad you are no longer in pain. So many people will miss you. I have a wonderful memory of when I would come up at night to visit you and you were sitting there with your big Bible going through your long prayer list–you were the picture of contentment and dedication. Those of us on your prayer list have lost a dear friend!

  2. Nichole & Jody on August 9, 2012 at 5:51 pm


    I just wanted you to know that you are the most loving, caring, selfless woman that I have ever had the privilege of loving. You touched so many lives that you are unaware of.
    You are the strongest woman I have ever known. You are the perfect example of what God intended for a person to be.
    I love you and I am so honored that I am your granddaughter.

  3. Nichole & Jody on August 9, 2012 at 5:42 pm


    You are the most loving, caring, unselfish person that I have ever had the privilege of loving. You have set the example of what a true and honest person is supposed to be.
    You are the strongest woman I know and I will forever cherish you and love you. You have touched so many lives, more than you will ever know.
    I love you and I’m so proud to say that I am your granddaughter.

  4. Lorraine on August 7, 2012 at 7:37 am

    eve you were not only my loving aunty but also my second mum I will always remember how good you have always been to me tina and lincoln we all missed you so much when you went to live in usa we will all remember you fondly say hello to my mum and dad when you unite with them and we will all be together some day rest in peace buds john tina lincoln and jj.

  5. Susan Young on August 7, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Dear Aunty Evelyn
    I was very sad to hear the news of your passing. I have many memories of you and my cousins as a child and a young woman. I remember being allowed to run wild in the summer holidays, hot sweet tea with condensed milk, staying at the flat in Croydon watching Caroline put her make up on and getting ready to go out. It was not a large place but there was always the ever present open door which me and my brother Stephen visited often. I loved being witness to the large Anglo Indian family that existed in Croydon and I felt that warmth of family from yours and also a freedom which was instilled in me away from the confines of home. Even though they are many miles between us now I continue to hold my cousins dear. As you now return to the universe you will join loved members of your family and mine entwined as we are forever. God bless you.
    Susan and Edward

  6. Trish simons Reyner on August 5, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I was so shocked to hear such sad news . You were a lovely aunty always had a story to tell . With a lovely glint in your eye. Our families spent many happy times together and you will always be remembered with great fondness . My sincere condolences to Ashley , Caroline , Roy and Stuart my lovely cousins . Love always Trish , Louis and theo x

  7. Molly Simons on August 5, 2012 at 9:24 am

    To my dear friend Evelyn my sister in law , I remember all the times we had together the good and the difficult moments . We met each other as young girls with full of hope and love . We both married a brother of each . Which cemented our friendship for a life time. We were both blessed with wonderful children , grand children and great grand children , how lucky we were. I wish you peace until the next time my dear friend . We will meet again . God bless and rest in peace ……

  8. Jennifer Anderson on August 4, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Evelyn was a wonderful lady, I remember many things about her, I remember her trips to England and her bringing back candy, I remeber her love for brown eggs because she said they tasted better than the white eggs. I remember her wonderful spiritual birthday parties and dinner parties. I remeber the love she had for her church, her children, her grandchildren and her friends. She always had a warm smile. I am happy to say that I knew her and so glad I will see her again some day. I send my love to her & to the family.

  9. jeny plouffe on August 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Dearest Aunty Evelyn I regret not having seen you but know that you are now in a peaceful place.
    Love, Jeny

  10. tom rose on August 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Evie baby you were all ways there for me when I was young man. You were the Anglo Indian mother Theresa of my life. Haven is a richer place. Love you tom

  11. Pamela Dixon nee Simons on August 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    My aunts Evelyn was very special to me and my family she held a very special place in my heart I have lovely fond memories of my auntyEvelyn which will stay with me forever she was a very good fiine person with good houmer and fun , I remember her dancing and enjoying herself down the hammer smith Pali wonderful memories will miss you much love Pamela xxx

  12. Andria Detel on August 3, 2012 at 8:54 am

    You were the closest thing to a grandmother I had. You introduced so many things to my life and touched my heart in a way which I will never forget. You were always so much fun to talk with. I can still hear the sound of your knitting needles going a million miles an hour. I still have the vivid memories of waking up to that sound and seeing your smiling face with a “good morning Andria, Caroline is making breakfast.” Your home was my second home, and your family is a part of me forever. My memories of us overwhelm me with emotion. They are something I will cherish and hold dear to my heart until I meet up with you again.
    I love you!!

  13. Josie Jones on August 3, 2012 at 6:40 am

    I had the pleasure of knowing Evelyn and working with her while at Caroline’s. She was a beautiful lady with a big heart. She touched alot ot lives and loved being around all the lil kids. I will alway’s remember her making sweaters for the babies. She had it down to an art. I will remember her with fond memories. My prayers are with you all as you go thru this time of sadness. In time you will be able to replace the hurt of her graduation to smiles and laughter of all the memories each one of you have of and with her. May God bless each one of you. Love you all! Josie

  14. Tara Parker on August 2, 2012 at 10:15 pm


    I wasn’t raised my a Mom and Dad I was raised by my Mom and You. You have been there for every life event I have had. You were always my biggest fan, my pillar of strength, my confidant. You have loved me unconditionally regardless of the many mistakes I have made. Seeing you just a month ago and laughing together, sneaking you candy and seeing you hold Harlow meant more than anyone will ever know. I raise my girls with ithe same values that you raised me with. I know that you are in Heaven and no longer in pain. You are happy and with all of our family. I will see you again when I get there so until then just know that I love you so very much and not a day will go by that I don’t think of you. I love you.

  15. The Gilio's on August 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Here’s to one of our families most treasured people. So kind and loving to everyone. Cared for our children. Loved us like we were her own. Hard to find friends that you love like they were your family. Grandma Evelyn will be missed by our family. Memories are forever and we have many stories that we still share in our house in honor of Evelyn. Rest in peace. We love you.

    Dan, Amye and Family

  16. Donna Gum on August 2, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Dear Evelyn,

    You will be missed! Thank you for caring so meticulously for my grandson, Blaine! Everyone knew you loved these precious little ones and I for one will never forget you and all you did for my family and me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    Donna Gum

  17. Lauren Davies on August 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Even though it has been many years since I have seen her, I still remember all the wonderful times I had while I was with her. She was more then a babysitter to me; she was like my own grandmother, and like my own grandmother, she will me missed dearly. She was dear to my family and I, and she will forever been in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.

  18. Roy Simons on August 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    There is a huge void in my life, but she is at peace, and knowing she has the comfort of her parents and her maker, I have solace.

    Love you Mum, miss you greatly.

  19. Aaron Lewis on August 2, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Grandma I am not going to say goodbye because i know that i will see you later.You were more then just my grandma you were also my best friend and a grandma so many others that you touched, I feel so lost with you here,but i know you are in a better place with all your friends and family

    <3 Aaron

  20. Kristin on August 2, 2012 at 9:41 am

    This is still so surreal that my amazing grandmother is gone. She was the most caring, giving, unselfish person I have ever known. It hurts knowing that she wont be there for me to talk to and hear her voice,but I know she is with me still in spirit and watching us from Heaven. I love you Grandma and will see you again someday.

  21. Ashley Simons on August 2, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I miss my mother desperatley and feel empty knowing I will not see or speak to her again. But I know she watching over us and is not alone with her parents, violet and Ferdie, sister Shelia, brothers, Lancie & Ronnie and her grandson Adam. and all her friiends and Motherbhad many.

    We love you, Ashley, Ann, Mark , Faye & Ross

  22. Ashley Simons on August 2, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I miss my Mother desperatley and I feel empty knowing I will not see or speak to her again. But I know she is watching over us and is not alone with her parents, brothers, grandson and friends

    We love you Mum, Ashley, Ann, Mark and Faye

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