Obituaries

Orvin A. Belk 1939 - 2011

Warsaw, Mo. — Services for Orvin “Joe” Belk, 71, Warsaw, Mo., and previously of Linwood, were Monday, June 6, at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor.
Mr. Belk died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at his home after a long illness.
He was born Oct. 6, 1939, in Wheatland, Mo., the son of Willard and Lola Belk. He was a 1957 graduate of Wheatland High School.
Mr. Belk retired from BPU, where he was known as “Joe” after more than 30 years of employment.
He married Laneta Bennett in 1966 and together they had two children. Mrs. Belk died July 28, 2005. A daughter, Denise Belk, also died earlier.
Survivors include two children, Jerry (Stephanie) Belk and Julie (Tony) Galvan; a sister, Lila Ferrell; a brother-in-law, Len (Carol) Bennett; seven grandchildren, and a close friend, Linda Haywood.