Ruth Evelyn Bell, 91, of Aledo, Illinois, formerly of Illinois City, Illinois, died Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Genesis Senior Living Center in Aledo. Services are 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is one hour prior to services Thursday at Fippinger's where memorials may be left to Genesis Senior Living Center's Activity Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born October 8, 1922 in Oxford, Indiana to Herbert and Elizabeth Bell Nichols. She graduated from Otterbein High School. Ruth married Albert L. Bell November 7, 1940 in Goodland, Indiana. He died June 12, 1973.
She was a homemaker and after Albert's death she became a cook at Maid Rite in Muscatine, IA. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed flowers, gardening and country and western music.
She is survived by one daughter: Agnes (Jim) Adams of Aledo, IL; two sons: Tom (Patsy) Bell of Taylor Ridge, IL; and Mark (Doris) Bell of Reynolds, IL; 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.
Her parents, husband, one brother preceded her in death.
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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014, 10:00am - 11:00am, Fippinger Funeral Home
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014, 11:00am, Fippinger Funeral Home