Mary Bell, 85

Mary J. Bell, age 85, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in LaGrange.
She was born March 7, 1935 in Sturgis, daughter of the late Ray and Elizabeth (Pointer) Sidener.
Mary resided her whole life in the Sturgis area and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1953.
On June 23, 1956 she married David Bell at the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis.
In 1993 she retired from Ross Laboratories in Sturgis following 28 years of dedicated employment. She had also worked at the Kirsch Company in Sturgis.
She was a past member of the Women of the Moose Sturgis Chapter #613. She enjoyed bowling and participated in the Ross Lab bowling league for many years. She also enjoyed traveling to casinos, playing Bingo, puzzles, needlepoint and loved spending time with her many friends.
She is survived by her loving and dedicated husband of 64 years: David; one daughter: Lisa (Dan) Mestelle of Ottawa, Illinois; three sons: Raymond (Karen) Bell of Ypsilanti, Jeffery Bell and Gregory Bell both of Sturgis; eight grandchildren: Jayme (Eric) Skogen, Casey (Brad) Clemons, Kylie (Kyle) Booras, Jodi (Edward) Martin, Chris (Jessica) Bell, Raychel (Mario) Rusnak, Jennifer (Ken) Bickle and Jessica (Michael) Wood; 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Annabelle Sidener and Alice Rachel Wheeler and three brothers: Clark, Paul and Basil Dean Sidener.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. Friday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St. in Sturgis. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions of gatherings the current limitations of no more than 25 people in the funeral home at a time will be enforced and face masks are required. Private graveside service and burial will take place at the Sidener Cemetery in rural Howe, Indiana. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Bell’s memory consider the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Turwill Lane Suite 6, Kalamazoo, MI, 49006.
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