Grace Bell Obituary

Grace Anna Bell
Grace Anna Bell
Grace Anna Bell

July 20, 1911 - October 29, 2008
Born in Ottawa County, KS
Resided in Madrid, IA
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Grace Anna Bell, 97, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at the Madrid Home in Madrid. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 31, at Fairview Cemetery, north of Madrid. In agreement with Grace's wishes, there will be no visitation held.

She was born on July 20, 1911 to Andrew and Mary (Schmidt) Bell on their rural farm in Ottawa County, KS. Grace attended grade school in Beverly, KS and was a graduate of Beverly Rural High School also in Beverly. She received her B.S. Degree in Music from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Emporia State University in Emporia, KS.

Grace taught in the public schools of Kansas for thirty-four years, namely: Shady Bend, Milford, Clay Center, Salina, and Hutchinson. For eight and one half years, she was employed in the Promotional Department of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. While there, she was responsible for expediting printing and production. In 1976, Grace retired from teaching and in 1977, she moved to Madrid, Iowa. In 2000, Grace moved to the Madrid Home. She was a member of the Slater Baptist Church in Slater, Iowa.

She is survived by her brother, Harold Bell and his wife, Betty of Madrid; and a host of many relatives and friends.

Memorials may be given to the Baptist Children's Home; 354 West Street; Valparaiso, IN 46383-6298 and designated for use in Iowa.


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Fairview Cemetery
Madrid, IA US
Friday, October 31, 2008
3:00 PM