Julie Belew, born Julia Elizabeth Houston, 70, of Moores Hill passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Julie was born Sunday, February 13, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late Rev. Leonard and Edna Mae (Truesdell) Houston. She married Gene Belew on June 25, 1966 and he survives. Julie was a homemaker and a former member of Sparta Baptist Church. She was a babysitter, piano teacher and seamstress. Growing up the daughter of a Baptist Minister, Julie followed along to her father’s churches throughout Indiana at Patriot, Clay City, Crothersville and then to Sparta where she met her husband of 53 years, and there they raised a family. She enjoyed knitting and creating special items for her family, friends and children in her care. She spent the past several years extensively researching her family history. Perhaps her proudest moment was when she was a Torchbearer for the Bicentennial. She will be immensely missed by those that she touched through her nurturing and kindness.
Julie is survived by her husband Gene of Moores Hill; sons Bobby Belew of Moores Hill, Bill (Lindsay) Belew of Versailles and Jerry McIntosh of Indianapolis; daughter Beth (Tony) Hayes of Franklin; brother Tom (Gail) Houston of Wilder, Kentucky; sister Lois (Bob) Stutzman of Rising Sun; and grandchildren: Emme Belew, Aidan Belew, Hannah Hayes, Matthew Hayes and David Hayes. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers: John and Bob Houston.
A service celebrating her life will be held 11 AM Monday, December 9 at Sparta Baptist Church, 12177 Sparta Pike, Moores Hill, Indiana 47032, with Joe Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 4-7 PM Sunday, December 8 also at the church and 10-11 AM before the service on Monday. Memorials may be given in honor of Julie to the family. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032, (812)744-3280. You may go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.