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Bessie Elizabeth Bell

Bessie Elizabeth Bell, 88, lifelong Okmulgee area resident, passed away Thursday morning, November 6, 2003 at Okmulgee Memorial Hospital. She was born October 11, 1915 in Okemah to the late Mitchell and Martha (Harjo) Heneha. She married Robert Austin Bell. She was a healthcare worker and a Methodist. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters, and a brother.

Survivors include her children, George Bell of Okmulgee, Ramona Tanner, Becky Thompson and Charles Bell, all of Tulsa and Liz Record of Coweta, seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Mrs. Bellís family will receive friends from 1:00-4:00 PM Sunday at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home. A Wake Service will be held 7:00 PM Sunday evening at Arbeka United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Monday at the Arbeka United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Harjo-Manley Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.