Funeral services for Ernest Beljean, 89, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Beljean passed away at 1:35 p.m., Thursday, July 16, 2020, at his home.
He was born February 17, 1931, at Holtville, California, to Herman Beljean, Sr. and Sophia Wolfsenberger Beljean. On January 14, 1956, he was married at Chula Vista, California, to Patricia Arnold. Mr. Beljean was a member of the California National Guard for several years, was a member of Knights of Columbus and was a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. He was a hard worker. Mr. Beljean was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Patricia Beljean, of the family home; seven children, Martin Beljean and wife, Linda, West Plains, Missouri, Conrad Beljean, Olive Branch, Mississippi, Eric Beljean, Pomona, Missouri, Gloria Warrens and husband, John, Knoxville, Tennessee, Agnes Roberts and husband, Ron, Big Bear, California, Walter Beljean, Pomona, Missouri and Zack Beljean, West Plains, Missouri; six grandchildren, Brandi Groves, Marcus Beljean, Sonia Beljean, Christina Beljean, Trisha Warrens and Rachel Warrens; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward Beljean and wife, Ernestine, Prescott, Arizona and Walter Beljean and wife, Miti, San Obispo, California; one sister, Mary Funnell, Tucson, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents, daughter-in-law, Sandy Beljean, two grandchildren, Samantha Jo and Crystal Beljean, one sister, Gertrude Pritchard and one brother, Herman Beljean, Jr., preceded him in death.
Mr. Beljean will lie in state from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pregnancy Resource Center, Mountain Grove, Missouri and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.