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Delores E. Bell

Published: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST
Delores E. Bell

ROCK FALLS – Delores E. Bell, 93, of Rock Falls, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at her home.

Delores was born Aug. 17, 1920, in Rock Falls, to Clifford and Elizabeth (Folkers) Kolb. She graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1938. Delores married Mason Bell on April 14, 1942, in Rock Falls. She was a member of First Christian Church in Rock Falls for more than 80 years. Her faith never wavered, and she lived her life according to the Golden Rule.

Delores was an avid cook, collecting hundreds of cookbooks during her lifetime. It was not uncommon to see her delivering homemade baked goods to her many friends and neighbors. Delores’s greatest joy came from attending, sometimes traveling hours to attend, her grandsons’ many sporting events and activities. Delores was devoted to her church. That devotion led to her greatest accomplishments, her marriage to Mason for 70 years; her children, Connie, Todd, and Randy; her grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Koada. Her spirit lives on through them. Delores always will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Survivors include her daughter, Connie (Gary) Sullivan of Springfield; one son, Randy Bell of Rock Falls; and four grandchildren, Quinn Bell of DeKalb, Dr. Logan Bell of Chicago, Shane Sullivan of Springfield, and Cale Hand of Chicago.

Delores was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mason; her brother, Clifton; and son, Todd.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be at a later date. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, IL 61071, and Hospice of the Rock River Valley, 264 state Route 2, Dixon, IL 61021.

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