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Elaine Belding, Hampton, Va.

Elaine Belding, 93, Hampton, Va., formerly of Plankinton, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Burton Hall, Warwick Forest Retirement Community, Newport News, Va. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday...

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Elaine Belding, 93, Hampton, Va., formerly of Plankinton, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009.

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Burton Hall, Warwick Forest Retirement Community, Newport News, Va. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, Va.

Arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Smith and Son Funeral Home, Newport News.

She was born on March 14, 1915, in Plankinton, to Leroy and Edith Weller.

She attended Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell.

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She taught elementary school for five years prior to marrying Dean Belding.

They moved to Virginia.

When her children were older she returned to work as a special education teacher, eventually retiring from the Chesapeake Public School System.

Following the death of her husband in 1999, she moved to the Warwick Forest.

She was a member of Warwick Memorial Methodist Church and the Ardelle Lett Circle.

He is survived by a daughter, Karen Belding, Hampton, Va.; a son, Jon and wife Yvonne, Portsmouth, Va.; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and a daughter, Susan Sanders.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a local food bank, the American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd, Ste. A-102, Newport News, Va. 23606 or the National Kidney Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. 1742 E. Parham Rd., Richmond, VA. 23228.

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