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YOUNGSTOWN – Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Bell, 85, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, with her family by her side.

Mrs. Bell was born May 5, 1928, in Youngstown, a daughter of Casper and Virginia Dyer Ware.

She attended Scienceville School, and had been employed at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Boardman Complex Apartments and Servi-Clean Industries. She was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church and a former member of its Culinary Ministry.

Ruth was a devoted and loving mother, and was always there for her children. She was an avid Cleveland Indians baseball fan, and loved watching golf, expecially Tiger Woods. She was a child-care provider for her grandchildren and always loved having them around. She always enjoyed her morning coffee, especially with her daughters and after church on Sundays.

She leaves to forever cherish her beloved memory, her children, Virginia (Roosevelt) Coleman, Ruth “Baby Doll” Bell Jr. and Jonathan “Johnnie” Bell, all of Youngstown, Jeorgianna (George) Flowers Bell of Cleveland, Isaac Larry Bell and Joseph “Joey” Bell, both of Texas; a sister, Florence Simon of Campbell; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; eight great-greatgrandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, including Rev. Kenneth L. Simon of Youngstown; and a host of other family and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Anthony “Tony” Bell; a brother, James Ware and his wife, Estoria; two grandsons, Kenneth Coleman and Antwan Bell; and an aunt that she was very devoted to, Naomi Friendly.

Friends may call Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St., where funeral services will follow immediately at 11 a.m.

Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

Guestbook Entries

“To The Bell And Coleman Family You Have My Deepest Sympathy In The Loss Of Your Mother Grandmother Great Grandmother Aunt May God Bless You. The Rogers Family ”

 » Amelia Rogers on September 6, 2013

“I am praying for the Bell and Simon families. May God bless you all.”

 » Jaladah Aslam on September 7, 2013

“To,the Bell Family you have my deepest sympathy. You will be in my prayers. From Doris and Dwaun.”

 » Doris Thomas-Buckler Ph.D on September 7, 2013

“Joey and Family, God's gift of time We all need a time to grieve - quiet time for reflection to sift through memories and come to grips with what has happened. We all need a time for tears, not for the one who is now at peace in heaven, but for ourselves as we realize that things will never be the same. We all need a time to just "be" when we can open ourselves to God and let the reassurance of His everlasting love start to heal our broken hearts. Praying for you and wishing you peace. ”

 » Roslyn Bunny Gatewood, Evanston, IL on September 8, 2013

“To The Bell Coleman and Simon Family You Have My Deepest Sympathy In The Loss Of Your Family Member.”

 » mary adams on September 8, 2013

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