Marjorie L. Bell, 85, Graystone Court, Bellmeade, formerly of Bellwood, died early Saturday morning surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Earl and Edna Mae (Miller) Beasom. She married Robert E. "Bob" Bell in 1946, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 2006.
Surviving are five daughters: Cathy (Harold) Boyer of Aston, Cindy (Ted) Norton, Vicki (Roy) Forsht, Bobbi (Lynn) Smith and Lisa (Tim) Kovac, all of Bellwood; 14 grandchildren: Robert Boyer, Michele Hamilton, Kevin and Kelly Norton, Lindsay Ropchock, Kim Holl, David, Doug and Chad Lewis, Erica, Mandy and Brandon Smith and Adam and Alex Kovac; 12 great-grandchildren: Theresa and Katie Boyer, Joshua and Jaynee Hamilton, Jenna and Thaddeus Norton, Brooke and Paige Ropchock, Ava Holl, Olivia, Brooke and Catie Lewis; and an expected great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a sister; a brother; and great-granddaughter, Addison Holl.
Marjorie enjoyed spending time with her large family, never missing a birthday or anniversary. She also enjoyed traveling and reading. She would do anything for a laugh and was a constant source of joy and amusement. Marjorie was kind, gentle, sweet and universally beloved by anyone who met her. When asked if she regretted anything about her life, she answered "NO."
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, and 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood, Pastor Timothy Flanagan officiating. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park, Antis Township.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions in Marjorie's memory be made to The Four Diamonds Fund, c/o Penn State Hershey Medical Center, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033.