Riolama "Rima" Bellan

November 12, 1929 - October 11, 2020
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Riolama “Rima” Bellan, 90, of Sarasota, peacefully passed away on October 11th, 2020.

Rima was born on November 12th, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio, to her parents, Norman and Lois (Read) Shaw.

She raised her children to love the beauty of the outdoors.  Rima loved mathematics and numbers and she worked as a certified public accountant for decades, ending her career at Andy Shaw Ford in Silva, North Carolina. Rima’s other passions include, antiques, gardening, knitting, reading, and she adored nature. She was proud to have accomplished having her certified pilot license.

Rima is proceeded in death by her husband, George M. Bellan; son, Timothy Joel Bellan; parents, Norman and Lois (Read) Shaw; brothers, Paul Shaw, Allan Shaw, Raymond Shaw, Andrew Shaw, daughter-in-law, Suzanne Bellan.

She is survived by her children, Eric “Rick” Bellan, Pamela Sandlin, Gregory “Todd” Bellan, George “Marc” Bellan; daughter- in-law, Holly Bellan; grandchildren, Kory Sandlin, Eric Bellan, Greg Bellan, Amber Bellan, Bradley Bellan, Jessica Bellan, Marcus Bellan, Hunter Bellan, Joel Bellan; two great grandchildren and one great great grandson; sister, Gwendolyn “Dixie” Neuhaus.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00PM with memory sharing from 2:00PM-3:00PM on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Farley Funeral Home, 5900 South Biscayne Drive, North Port.

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Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Farley Funeral Home - North Port


5900 South Biscayne Drive, , North Port, FL, 34287

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Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Farley Funeral Home - North Port


5900 South Biscayne Drive, , North Port, FL, 34287

Celebration of Life


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Born: November 12, 1929
Died: October 11, 2020

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Laurie Taber posted on 10/20/20

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, J ohn and Laurie Taber.


Lisa Roti Welch posted on 10/20/20

In memory of Riolama "Rima" Bellan, Lisa Roti Welch lit a candle


Sarah Avary posted on 10/19/20

I will never forget the Sundays when Rima, George, Tim, Rick, and baby Pam would come to Longboat Key where we had a cruiser beached on the sand as a residence. The kids could play all day without any danger, and the adults could talk! Our kids were about the same ages as Tim and Rick so it all worked well!


Jd jr posted on 10/19/20

Sorry for the loss kory. Prayers with you and your family. Love you brother.


Jd jr posted on 10/19/20

Sorry kory. Prayers with you and the family. Love you brother.


Sue Ambrecht posted on 10/18/20

Going to miss "My Other Mother" an awful lot. Here's hoping that your trip to the eternal savior is a blessed one and the reunion is a joyous one. I know if there is anyway possible, you will always watch over your family and make sure they take the happiest of paths. Love you Mom Rima!


Jackie Pressley posted on 10/13/20

I haven’t seen you in a while Aunt Rima, but I will always remember you! As a young girl I remember our families gathering in your backyard, swimming, playing, eating, gathering and taking pictures! I especially loved the times that we spent together in Georgia when you would visit from NC. We would cook, go out for dinner and do you remember how many Easter bunny cakes we made each Easter?! I know that you are happy to return home to see all of your family in Heaven- I hope Uncle George greets you along with your parents and your brothers. I love and will miss you!


Dixie Shaw Neuhaus posted on 10/12/20

My sister will be deeply missed. She left me with years of wonderful memories. May she Rest In Peace with her family as she joins them for celebrations in heaven. Love and deepest sympathy to the Bellan families from the Neuhaus families❤️