Funeral services for Marcell "Bell" Peeples Bell of Winona will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Poplar Creek Nations Cemetery near Poplar Creek. Rev. George Heath III will officiate the services. Visitation will be Thursday, from noon until service time, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bell, 92, died at her home on Monday, January 28, 2019. She was born in Webster County on August 14, 1926. She was a homemaker who cared for many children in her home over the years, and she greatly loved each one of them, as she did all children. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. "Shorty" Bell; her parents, Fred Peeples and Lillian Cummins Peeples Sheperd, her stepfather, Casper Sheperd; her brother, Jesse Peeples; and her grandson, Keith Pearson.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Pearson of Winona; one son, Bobby Bell (Joann) of Winona; one granddaughter, Leah Garrott (Tom) of Winona; and two great-granddaughters, Rachelle Clay (Brandon) of Carrollton and Callie Garrott of Winona.
Pallbearers will be Tom Garrott, Dane Gibson, Tee Golding, Allan Pratt, Forrest Curington, and Clifton McKay. Honorary pallbearers will be Karl Oliver and Calvin Young.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona (www.ofhwinona.com) is handling the arrangements.