Mary Louise Bell, 91, of Kenton, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Logan Acres Care Center.
She was born in Hardin County to the late Harold and Monte Vermillion Gardner.
On Jan. 30, 1943, she married Francis H. Bell in Kenton, and he preceded her in death Dec. 28, 2014, nearly a month short of their 72nd wedding anniversary.
She also was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Grunden.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Belle Center Church of Christ and enjoyed crocheting, gardening, canning and baking for her family. She and her husband loved to travel and spend time in Florida.
Survivors include four children; Judy (Lewis) Hanna of Kenton, David (Sandra) Bell of Bellefontaine, Stephen (Donna) Bell of Ridgeway and Kevin (Cathy) Bell of Zanesfield; nine grandchildren, John, Scott, Tiffany, Matthew, Marcia, Amanda, Kyle, Lisa and Brad; seven great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Cody, Megan, Michael, Addison, Parker and Seth; two great-great-grandchildren, Ryleigh and Grayson; a sister, Rosalea (Don) Jimison of Bowling Green; special friends Joe and Emma Krock of Kenton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pastor Dean Wasson officiates a funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 306 N. Elizabeth Street, Belle Center, where calling is from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday.
Burial is in Fairview Cemetery in Belle Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Belle Center Church of Christ, 301 Walnut St., Belle Center OH 43310, the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin OH 43017 and to Logan Acres Care Center, 2739 County Road 91, Bellefontaine OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.