Theresa "Meme" Bell

Born: Mon., Jan. 29, 1923
Died: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 07, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 07, 2018
Location: Woodsfield

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Oct. 08, 2018
Location: St. Sylvester Catholic Church

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     Theresa “Meme” Bell, 95, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio.

     She was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania on January 29, 1923 a daughter of the late Stephen and Catherine Starinsky Mayger.

     Theresa was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening; bowled for over 40 years, board games, an avid bingo player, loved animals and spending time with her family.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Bell on August 2, 1982; a son, Denis R. Bell; five brothers, Steve, Mike, John, George, and Andy Mayger; five sisters, Elizabeth Baker, Mary Bumar, Ann Putz, Helen Baum, and Catherine Mehalic; a son-in-law, Kermit Henthorn; and a granddaughter, Trish Henthorn.

     Surviving are four daughters, Carol J. Schumacher, Janet L. Henthorn, Denise (Ray) Dalrymple, all of Woodsfield, Ohio, and Sandra L. Bell of Arlington, Texas; nine grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

     Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 7, 2018 with Vigil services at 7:45 p.m.

     Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2018 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio with Rev. David Gaydosik as the celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Sylvester Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe County Dog Pound, 47137 OH-26, Woodsfield, OH 43793 or to Cancer Gas Cards, c/o Shirley Brown, 48397 Keylor Hill Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

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Trudy snd Sherman Pyles
   Posted Wed October 03, 2018
Sending our ❀️ heartfelt condolences to all.

Carol J Schumacher
   Posted Wed October 03, 2018
Mom, I will miss you every day! In the last few days I have seen you in my mind's eye a hundred times. I thank you for all of your care throughout my life. You cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, you mended and cleaned my clothes. You kept us clean and provided an honest, hard-working, fun-loving, strong and independent role model for us girls. I cherished your so very Catholic belief in God and celebrate with you your place in Heaven. I thank you for teaching me to sew, can vegetables, budget my money, cook and not waste food. I was so glad I could call you about my babies. I was happy to take you out for long rides on Sundays when you were out at the care center. We watched every season come and go and you always commented on the winding roads of Monroe County. I love you Mom and I am happy that you will be with the only love of you life, our dad and your long waiting husband. For the first time in 71 years you will be with our brother Denis and hold him in your arms. My children love and will always love you. Thank you for all of our memories, life will be different without you, dear mother.

Janet Haney
   Posted Thu October 04, 2018
Janet and family, I want to send my sincere sympathy to you all. What a wonderful lady your mother was. I loved bowling with her and just talking at the bowling alley. She is in a much more beautiful place than we are. Heaven sure did gain a wonderful angel. She will be missed by many. God Bless you all. Sending hugs and prayers at this difficult time. πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ€—

Kerri Ogden Stollar
   Posted Thu October 04, 2018
Carol, Janet, Denise and family - was so sorry to hear about your mother may she RIP, you all will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Donna Drum Parr
   Posted Thu October 04, 2018
Dear Ones,
So sorry to hear that u have lost your best friend. I loved your Mother. I know that all of you were very close to her.. I have has God to wrap His arms around all of you to help heal your broken hearts. I know how you feel. love to all of you and May God Bless you..

Myrtle smith
   Posted Thu October 04, 2018
So sorry to hear of Theresa’s passing. I will miss seeing her at the home. She always had a smile for me when I saw her. My mom usd to have a room across from hers so I saw her quite often. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Lyn Bell
   Posted Thu October 04, 2018
Janet, Carol, Denise, Sandy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a vibrant positive force in life. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Big hug.

Deanna Dimmerling
   Posted Fri October 05, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers to all of you.

Pandora Neuhart
   Posted Fri October 05, 2018
Bell Family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Theresa. I will always remember her as a very nice person to wait on at Riesbeck's, always pleasant, and a hard worker who raised a family of girls who all turned out very good members of the community. They don't make people any more like your Mother, as she was a salt of the earth person, who cared very deeply for her family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
In Christian Love, Pandora

Don Davidson
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
Carol, Janet, Denise, Sandy and families,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Moms
are so special.

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