Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home

577 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL


Sheryl Ann Bell

March 18, 1958June 2, 2019

Sheryl Ann (Tippy) Bell, beloved mother, wife, Shu-Shu (grandmother), sister, and friend unexpectedly passed away in the comfort of her home in Marco Island, Florida on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the age of 61. She was born March 18, 1958 in Hobart, IN to the late Melvin “Mel” and Elizabeth “Betty” Tippy.

After graduating from Crown Point High School in 1976, she moved to Marco Island in 1980 with her then husband, Jim Prange. Their twelve-year marriage nurtured the start of a real estate business and brought to life Sheryl’s ultimate purpose on this Earth when she became the mother to their two daughters, Amber (Prange) Richardson and Nikki (Prange) Carroll.

Although Jim and Sheryl’s marriage did not last, they set the gold standard for co-parenting and found their way back to being the best of friends through the love and support of Sheryl’s husband, Brian Bell, and Jim’s wife, Missy Prange. Sheryl worked a number of jobs on the Island, but the majority of her professional career was spent at Rookies Bar and Grill (where she met the love of her life and husband of twenty-four years, Brian), South Beach Hair, and Sascha’s Salon.

To know her was to love her. She had the most infectious smile, the most vibrant personality, the warmest hugs, and the most genuine, loving heart. She truly was an angel on earth, whose loyalty, generosity and kindness extended to all those she met, as she saw the best in everyone.

In addition to her husband, Sheryl’s greatest joys in life were her girls, Amber and Nikki, her grandchildren, and their dog, Bucky.

Sheryl is survived by her husband, Brian; daughters, Amber (Bobby) Richardson and Nikki (Rob) Carroll; grandchildren, Austin and Colie Carroll, Rhett and Reese Richardson; brother, Robert (Valerie) Tippy; sister, Debbie (Greg) Noel; brothers-in-law, Bruce (Laura) Bell and Brad (Tennie) Bell; nieces and nephews, Chrissie Dugas, Andrea (Nate) Zintek, Brian (Val) Tippy, Katelyn (Clayton) Kelley, Natalie Noel, Rachel Noel, Taylor Bell, and Raygan Bell; Godchildren, Tanner and Sierra Prange; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Beth Bell; and mother-in-love, Pat Prange.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mel and Betty Tippy, her aunt, Mildred Kasicky, and a number of close friends and family members. Sheryl is in very good hands as she is surrounded by a number of those she loved and lost.

A Celebration of Life will be held in her honor at Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home on Marco Island on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sheryl’s name to the following: • Guardian Angels of Naples Foundation • This foundation was extremely helpful to Brian and Sheryl after their dog, Bucky, was diagnosed with Diabetes. • Checks should be mailed to: Guardian Angels of Naples Foundation, P.O. Box 10376, Naples, FL 34101.

• Reese Elizabeth Richardson • Sheryl’s granddaughter, Reese, has Down syndrome and underwent open heart surgery in March to correct a congenital heart defect common in children with trisomy 21. All donations will assist the Richardson family in paying for Reese’s surgery and required therapies. Sheryl spent the majority of the last eight months of her life helping to care for Reese. • Please make checks payable to Reese Elizabeth Richardson and mail to: The Richardson Family, 6155 Stonewood Court, Naples, FL 34112.

Sheryl will be forever missed, yet always loved and remembered. Her spirit will live on in all those who loved her. The family would appreciate any favorite stories, memories, or photos of her to be shared on this site.


29 June

A Celebration of Life

12:00 pm

Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home

577 E Elkcam Circle
Marco island, Florida 34145


Sheryl Ann Bell

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Claudia Phoenix

June 19, 2019

Our deepest condolences to Brian, Amber and all of Sheryl's loved ones.

Cathy Rogers

June 17, 2019

I met Sheryl when I started working at Premier Sothebys where she was working for Jim and Nikki. She was always a compassionate, fun loving woman, with an open heart and open mind . She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and friend to all. She will be greatly missed and always loved.

Cheryl Hill Fetcko

June 17, 2019

Sheryl ,was always very sweet and kind . She would talk to everyone. Even though our names were spelled different we laugh that our first and middle names were the same. She will be missed. I would think about her and thought it. Was great when she was finally on face book. May she rest in peace. ❤❤

Jillian Delk (Murphy)

June 16, 2019

The Pranges were some of the first friends we made when we moved to Marco Island in 1991. Sheryl will be remembered in our minds for her sweet soul, radiant smile, and kindness.

Jessica Clarke

June 9, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting Sheryl over 25 years ago. She jumped right in to help in any way she could to get South beach Hair off the ground. She quickly became the most amazing manager and friend. I looked up to her when it came to being a mother. I told her many times that I hope my kids turn out as wonderful as hers. She had a way of making each person that crossed her path feel like they were the most important person. She followed that up with actions that showed how much she truly cared every time. Even after 15 years working together we never lost our connection. I’m sure most people felt the same way. My heart breaks for Nic and Amber and all of her family. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Maria Caruso

June 6, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting Sheryl at Sascha's Hair Salon. I had a standing appointment for both hair and nails and occasionally during season when my schedule would get busy and I needed to move my appointments Sheryl would literally move mountains to make sure she could keep me in the schedule. She was absolutely one of the kindest people I have ever met. I can't recall ever seeing her without a smile on her face ... Rest in Peace .. You Will be Missed .. My Deepest Sympathies to the Entire Family. I am so sorry for your loss.

mike palmer

June 6, 2019

Sheryl was by far the nicest person in high school to everyone. I had the pleasure of running into her a few years back at Jim's office, and she hadn't changed a bit . We have lost a shining light.

Cindy hamilton

June 6, 2019

I met Sheryl about 13 years ago. I had the pleasure of meeting her at our dental office. Sheryl was always so nervous so I would talk to her and it helped her relax, however, little did she know she was helping me with life issues. When I was pregnant I was a wreck and she was always there to reassure me that everything would be fine, even with all my what if’s.... After I gave birth I would stop by Sasha’s with Hutch and she would play with him and sit with me answering my questions. Whenever I would run into Sheryl on the island it was like we just saw each other yesterday. Sheryl never knew how much she helped me as I’m sure she helped many. Sheryl is a true Angel and will be missed by many. God Bless her family and know what a blessing Sheryl was to many. RIP Sheryl. I love you.

Ashley Sunyog

June 5, 2019

My heart is breaking for my best friends as they have to deal with loss of their Mama wayyyyyy too soon and unexpectedly. Sheryl Bell was like a second Mom to me growing up and have so many memories that involve her. Some of my favorites are the insanely loud whistle cheering us on during sports games, but knowing that Sheryl was always there, her driving us around in the mini van as we played Nintendo, helping us organize our hair updos for dances at the salon and taking pictures, always trying to get me to drink milk with my dinner no matter how many times I told her I was allergic, tucking us into bed super tight and making me hug her and kiss her no matter what (not a fan of hugging), always double checking and asking what’s the plan girls (she thought I was the behaved one), and then some of my favorites as an adult; playing cards of humanity and she would shockingly throw down the BEST cards and would win!, going to a Drag show in Key West and her inviting the entertainer out with us after, her awesome dance moves, but most importantly how fiercely she loved her girls more than anything in the world. She was always there and the best Shu Shu to her grand babies. Sheryl you left an amazing legacy and my heart is broken for Nikki and Amber, but know you are in a better place. I’m so glad I got to spend time with you on Mother’s Day. You’ll forever be in my heart.

Brian Kubal

June 5, 2019

Cheryl always had that Electric smile in high school she always made people laugh I know my buddy Jim fell for her early as I know I was there at their wedding not only was she beautiful inside and beautiful outside but she was so much fun to be around ,,I know she’ll be missed and I know they’ll be A void,,God bless their family God bless you Jim and the girls as they will carry-on Cheryls life