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1927 — 2020


INDIANA — Mildred Lee Bell, 92, of Wabash, Indiana, died Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Parkview Wabash Hospital. She was born October 23, 1927 in Huntington, Tennessee to Seneca Nehamire and Birtie Lee (Brandon) Butler.
Mildred worked at Sears in Chicago as a heavy order packer. She was a member of the Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church in Wabash. Mildred enjoyed gardening, sewing, and arts and crafts. She also enjoyed playing games with her family, and watching football with her grandchildren, especially the Colts.
She is survived by two children, Linda (Woodrow) Blankenship of Seminole, Florida, and John (Hiawatha) Bell of McKenzie, Tennessee, son-in-law, Archie Patterson of Wabash, six grandchildren, John Anthony Bell of McKenzie, Joyce D. (Robert) Ruggiero of St. Petersburg, Florida, Andrea (Terry) Moore and David (Leah) Bell, both of McKenzie, Zachary Patterson and Matthew (Chelsea) Patterson, both of Fort Wayne, 11 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Pamela Patterson, and her brother, Charlie Butler.
Funeral services will be private at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Terry Hinds officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.
Preferred memorial is Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund. The memorial guest book for Mildred may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, IN 46992, (260)563-8879. +


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