OBITUARY

Margaret Earline Bell

June 26, 1922October 19, 2018
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In loving memory of Margaret Earline Bell, 96, of Dallas, Texas, who passed away October 19, 2018. She was born in Yowell, Texas on June 26, 1922, the eldest of the three children of Earl and Minnie Webb. She graduated from Greenville High School. She worked as a civil servant at Majors Air Field in Greenville, Texas, then TracyLocke in Dallas and later Chicago, Illinois. While in Chicago she reunited with John Paul Bell, Sr., whom she had met at Majors Field during the war. They were married on December 13, 1947. Margaret was a devoted wife and loving mother. She valued caring for her husband and family above all. We will miss her dearly. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband John of 57 years, and her two brothers Robert Webb and Boyd Webb. Margaret "Early" Bell is survived by her children: Msgr. John P. Bell, Jr.; Robert C. Bell and wife Janis; Barbara A. Bell; Christopher S. Bell and wife Christie; and Brian T. Bell and wife Carol. She was the proud grandmother of Trevor S. Bell, Dominique Rogers and Victoria Selph; and the great-grandmother of Vera, Ivan and Livi Selph and Kinsley and Addi Rogers. The family extends sincere appreciation to the caregivers who lovingly assisted her in her final months. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on November 2, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas, with Rev Msgr. John Bell - Presiding and Rev. Ignacio Olivera Concelebrant, with her final resting place alongside of her husband John at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at www.sparkman-crane.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, November 2, 2018
REMEMBERING

Margaret Earline Bell

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Ellen Lopez Lopez

November 6, 2018

Growing up, I was so lucky to live right next door to Mrs. Bell. It was like having a “second home”. Mrs. Bell was so warm and welcoming. I enjoyed coming over to watch TV with Barbara and the family and sometimes have dinner (a casserole named “Johnny Mazata”), one of Mrs. Bell’s specialties. I remember Mrs. Bell taking everyone over to Knights of Columbus in the summers to swim, daily. I remember her cat Tom and our cat Tony loved each other. Many fond memories at Mrs Bell’s house.
- Ellen Lopez, Charlotte, NC

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