Alma Jean Bell

September 10, 1925April 10, 2011

Alma Jean Bell, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister returned to her heavenly home Sunday, April 10, 2011. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 West Poplar Avenue, in Collierville. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 15, at First Presbyterian Church of Okmulgee, OK. She will be laid to rest at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, OK. Alma was born September 10, 1925 to the late Lester and Blanche Harris in Muskogee, OK. She married William “Bill” Bell on August 13, 1951, and together they moved to Okmulgee in August 1953. Mrs. Bell was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and volunteered as a “Pink Lady” at Okmulgee Memorial Hospital. Alma had a strong faith in God and was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Okmulgee where she taught children’s Sunday school for many years. After her children were grown, she worked at OSU Technical School until her retirement. Those who knew Alma will forever remember her as a loving and caring person, always willing to help. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Bell, and grandson, Kyle Johns. Alma is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Anderson of Lewisville, Texas; her two sons, William “Bill” II and wife Jan of Collierville, Tennessee, Randy and wife Patti of Fort Meyers, Florida; her daughter, Brenda Johns of Bedford, Texas; and four grandchildren, Ryan Bell of Atlanta, Georgia, Jason Bell and wife Tina of Collierville, Tennessee, Cameron Bell of Fort Meyers, Florida, and Kelly Johns of Temecula, California. Collierville Funeral Home (901)853-2628


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 13, 2011
  • Graveside Service Friday, April 15, 2011
  • Memorial Service Friday, April 15, 2011

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Deana Conley-Stewart

April 15, 2011

Bell Family,
We are sorry to hear Alma passing, she was a very sweet lady and easy to love. Find comfort that she is now at peace with her Heavenly Father and her loved ones gone before her. We have family reunions on earth Wow! imagine the reunion Alma is having right now! Some of you we never met we are still family, You All are in our thoughts and prayers. (Alma's Uncle Joe Conley family)

Doris Permenter

April 14, 2011

Dear Brenda & Family,
What a wonderful video tribute to your Mom! I can tell she was very involved in her children's lives and what a blessing for all of you! My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's peace and comfort sustain you in the days ahead. Love you girl!

Mary Vaughn Anderson

April 13, 2011

So sorry to hear of your loss. The Bell family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Fite-Hopkins

April 13, 2011

So sorry Brenda to hear you lost your Mom. Your Mom and Dad were both wonderful people. Thinking of you and your family during this hard time.

April 13, 2011

It is always difficult to lose someone we love and hold dear. Her thoughts and memories will comfort you and will forever shape your lives. Our prayers are with you Bill, Jan, and the rest of your family.
Tina and Cooper

Danny Colombin

April 12, 2011

Brenda I am so sorry for your loss she will be missed.

tim and Tricia Thrower

April 12, 2011

Our prayers are with all of the family. Please lets use know if we can do anything at all.