In memory of
Jeanne K. Bell, 92, formerly of 10 Dennis Lane, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 12, 2016) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1923, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late John F. and Helen Johnson Brown. On Nov. 3, 1945, in Bradford, she married Russell W. Bell, who died on Dec. 14, 1982. Mrs. Bell was a 1941 graduate of St. Bernard High School. She had been employed by Dr. Paul Whelan as a dental technician, and had worked for a time at Bradford Supply Company. She then became a stay at home mom to raise her family. In 1960, she went to work at S M Gleason Company as a secretary and retired in 1986. After her retirement she volunteered at the Bradford Hospital Resale Shop for many years. She was a member of St Bernard Church. Surviving are three children, one son, John R. Bell of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Karen (Carl) Persichini of Bethlehem, and Barb (Tim) Lyons of Bradford; five grandchildren, Kristin (Matt) Evancho, Kelly (Brian) Witmer, Jay (Sherri) Lyons, Dan Lyons, Bethany (Casey) Bezner; and six great-grandchildren, Kayla and Kyle Evancho, Cody and Emily Witmer, Nathan and Madelyn Bezner; two nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister, Marguerite Abbott. Family will be receiving friends on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., where a prayer service will be held at 11:30, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Francis Church with the Rev. Stephen Collins, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
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