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Mary Elizabeth Bell

July 30, 1919 - March 16, 2009

Mary Elizabeth Bell, 89, formerly of Springfield passed away on March 16, 2009 in Houston, Texas. Mary was born in Springfield, Illinois on July 30, 1919, the youngest child of James and Julia Daniel Willis.

Mary graduated from Feitshans High School in Springfield in 1936. After many years as a homemaker, Mary worked in various positions at Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Illinois National Bank and the U.S. Department of Labor. She was a member of Third Presbyterian Church of Springfield for more than 50 years.

Mary is survived by her son Richard (wife Janis) of Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Melbourne Bell, her sister Bessie Wainscott, and her brother James Willis.

Please consider a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association. Your help will be appreciated by the many families and caregivers affected by this disease.

Mary was a sweet lady until the very end. Mary will be missed by many.

A visitation will be held at Staab Funeral Home on Sunday, March 22, 2009 from 5 to 7 pm.
A funeral service will be held at Staab Funeral Home on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 11:00 am,
Pastor Brent Mitchell officiating. Burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

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