Mary Frances Raines Bellott, 85, of Monticello, passed away on January 6, 2017 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

She was born on August 30, 1931 in Drew County to the late Dolon Raines and Bessie Potts Raines.

She was the widow of Guy Bellott, a retired school teacher and member of Rose Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She had a B.S. Degree in Education from Arkansas A&M (now the University of Arkansas in Monticello) and received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas.

She began her teaching career in Crossett and finished her career in El Dorado. After having taught 7th grade English at Barton Junior High School in El Dorado for many years, she took the position as Barton Junior High librarian which she took much pride in. Mrs. Bellott’s hobbies included gardening, cooking, sewing and loved taking care of her family and dogs. She was a very kind person, always serving people and her church.

Survivors include two sons, John Bellott and wife Cathy of Monticello and Louis Bellott and wife Ann of Grapevine, Texas; four grandchildren, Michelle Baudoin and husband Zach of Wyle, Texas, Frances Bellott of Monticello, Lauren Bellott of Bedford, Texas and Scott Bellott of Monticello.

Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2016 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tom Abney and Rev. Bruce Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Campground Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.