Elm Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4600 W. Kilgore Ave, Muncie, IN


Irene Bell

November 22, 1929March 19, 2020

Muncie- Irene Bell, 90, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Waters Edge in Muncie, Indiana.

Irene was born on Friday, November 22, 1929, in Pall Mall, Tennessee to Paul Williams and Gertie (Stonecipher) Williams. She moved to Muncie, Indiana, when she was seventeen years old. Irene took a job at Ball Corporation. She worked and finished her education at Central High School. Later, she worked as the secretary for Garrett Auto Sales for twenty-seven years. She married Leslie Lowell Bell on March 19, 1951, and they shared sixty-nine wonderful years together. Together, they attended Apache Pilgrim Holiness Church.

Irene’s life was centered around her family. She loved her children and grandchildren. She loved going to church, and loved going back home to Tennessee to visit family.

Irene is survived by her husband, Leslie; two sons, Leslie Paul Bell and Jeffrey Bell; one daughter, Margaret Green (husband, Tim); two sisters, Marveline Garrett and Pauline Bilbrey (husband, Herbert); eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jack and D.M. Williams; and two sisters, Sarah Jennings and Lorine Sparks.

Services will be held for Irene at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304. Reverend Steven Clemmons will be officiating.

Family and friends may call from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46209-4830.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at: www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.


  • Alzheimer's Association


  • Calling Hours: Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Funeral Service: Monday, March 23, 2020


Irene Bell

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Margaret Green

March 24, 2020

You were the best momma anyone could have. You worked hard all your life keeping us kids fed and clothed. You always made sure we had food on the table and our clothes were clean and fresh. You always took us to church making sure we knew about Jesus and in later years you took your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Momma I will miss your sweet smile and beautiful soul. I know you are in a better place and no longer suffer, Praise Lord you are free. Love, love you

Pauline Bilbrey

March 23, 2020

Sister was 11 years older than I and was a caring and loving sister and friend! Growing up she helped keep the younger kids in school & church! She would check my school work and helped me in so many other ways I could never repay!

In our adult life, we were very close, as we were with all of our family, and I loved her very dearly! She was a faithful wife, loving mother, obedient daughter, and loving sister! She was a true believer in the Word of God and was an encouragement to others trying to live within the faith!

Irene was always there with sound advice... of which I will carry with me all the rest of my days! Irene lived a long, wonderful, Christ-centered life... and I, along with our family and the world have lost a true friend!

Until we meet again...

Pauline (Baby Sister Williams) Bilbrey

Jack Mullins

March 22, 2020

Lowell & family

Sending love & Prayers

ilene lamm

March 19, 2020

you will be miss taking care of you was allways a pleasure your smile you always had a smile rest easy beautiful angel