- Local Guide
Dianna J. Bell, 75, of Cridersville, died at 1:03 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Lima Memorial Health System following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 31, 1937 in Lima, a daughter of Richard C. and Margaret Eva Shinaberry Davisson, who are deceased. Her step-mother Clara Davisson and her step-father Benton Carper are also deceased. On Sept. 4, 1955 she married Truman J. Bell, who survives in Cridersville.
Also surviving are three children; Vicki S. Bell, of Wapakoneta, Douglas A. (Debbie) Bell, of Spencerville, and Michael C. (Jessica) Bell, of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; Shay (Angie) Finn, of Cridersville, Tiffany Finn, of Waynesfield, Trever Triplett, of Wapakoneta, Brittany Jones, of Waynesfield, Cody (Chasidy â€śChasâ€ť) Bell, Lindsay Bell and McKayla Bell, all of Spencerville, Krystal (Danny) Shreves, of Wapakoneta, and Ashlee Bell, of Stone Mountain, Calif.; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother; Richard B. (Anna Faye) Davisson, of Alburquerque, N.M.; two sisters; Joan Rae (Michael) McGue, of Cridersville, and Cheryl Davisson, of Lima; a step-sister; Beverly Robey, of Lima; and two brother-in-laws; Gene Shaw, of St. Augustine, Fla. and Lynn A. Bell, of Lima.
She was preceded in death by a sister; Karen Sue Shaw; and a step-sister; Pat Mayer.
Dianna was a 1955 graduate of the Lima South High School and worked 27 years as a press operator at the former Hayes-Albion/ Trim Trends Company in Spencerville. She also worked at the J.C. Penney store in the Lima mall. She was a member of the Wapakoneta Eagles Auxiliary Aerie # 691. She enjoyed bowling, Bingo and Casino trips.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, with Pastor Tom Shobe officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery. Friends may call 2 - 4 p.m. or 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Spencerville, where the Eagles Auxiliary will conduct a memorial at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Spencerville Church of the Nazarene. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com.