Home is Truly Where The Heart Is


In Loving Memory of † Mary Christine Bell

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Dec 10, 1924 ~ Nov 27, 2012

Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of  glory in the flower, we will grieve not, rather find strength in what  remains behind. 
~ William Wordsworth 


A Woman of Strength & Beauty

Mary C.  Bell was born in 1924 in Hart County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of  Herman and Eva Nunn. She passed away on November 27, in Haslett, MI  where she had moved to be close to her daughter Lana. She is now with  her Heavenly Father and all the beloved relatives who preceded her in  death. 

She is survived by her children  Eugenia Care, Richard Bell (Sue), Lana Jackson (Don) Gregory Bell  (Jennifer), Daniel Bell (Barbara) and Jeffrey Bell (Arlene); her  grandchildren Kelli Care (Jim), Richard E. Bell, III, Robert E. Bell  (Toni), Melissa Lusher (Joe), Jonathan Worful (Andrea), Michael Gabriel  “Beau” Care, Jessica Worful (Jupiter), Nathan Bell, Olivia Bell, Becci  Bell and Sarah Bell;  and her eight great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn,  Seraphina, Ryan, Jackson, Nalani, Lucas, Nevalena and Leyla. She is also  survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    Mary, who was also known as Chris or Christine much of her life,  attended Louisville Girls High, but left before graduation to marry Sgt.  Richard E. Bell,  who proposed to her on December 7, 1941. Her husband  left for World War II a few weeks before their first child was born. For  over two and a half years, Mary waited for his return. She was  definitely a part of the Greatest Generation!

    Mary had a beautiful soprano voice and could have been a  professional singer, but chose to devote her life to her family instead.  She raised six children – much of the time as a single parent after the  death of her husband. She also took care of her widowed mother for many  years, and cared for many other elderly people in her home as a  mini-home operator. All of this experience prepared her for the last  career of her life. 

    In 1977, when she was 53, Mary became the owner and operator of  Glenmary Home, located in the Highlands area of Louisville, KY. She  built it into a respected licensed boarding home, and for over  thirty-four years, she cared for veterans, mentally and emotionally  challenged adults, and the elderly - while still managing to be an  anchor for her children and grandchildren. Mary had a beautiful smile  and a beautiful spirit and left this world a better place.

    The family requests that expressions of sympathy help to continue  Mary’s legacy at her beloved boarding home. Please make your check  payable to Glenmary Home.

The Bell Family from left to right - Richard, Lana, Mary, Gregory, Eugenia, Danny, and Jeffrey

The Bell Family from left to right - Richard, Lana, Mary, Gregory, Eugenia, Danny, and Jeffrey

 Mary C. Bell was born in 1924 in Hart County, Kentucky.  She was the  daughter of Herman and Eva Nunn. She passed away on November 27, in  Haslett, MI where she had moved to be close to her daughter Lana. She is  now with her Heavenly Father and all the beloved relatives who preceded  her in death. 

She is survived by her  children Eugenia Care, Richard Bell (Sue), Lana Jackson (Don) Gregory  Bell (Jennifer), Daniel Bell (Barbara) and Jeffrey Bell (Arlene); her  grandchildren Kelli Care (Jim), Richard E. Bell, III, Robert E. Bell  (Toni), Melissa Lusher (Joe), Jonathan Worful (Andrea), Michael Gabriel  “Beau” Care, Jessica Worful (Jupiter), Nathan Bell, Olivia Bell, Becci  Bell and Sarah Bell;  and her eight great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn,  Seraphina, Ryan, Jackson, Nalani, Lucas, Nevalena and Leyla. She is also  survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    Mary, who was also known as Chris or Christine much of her life,  attended Louisville Girls High, but left before graduation to marry Sgt.  Richard E. Bell,  who proposed to her on December 7, 1941. Her husband  left for World War II a few weeks before their first child was born. For  over two and a half years, Mary waited for his return. She was  definitely a part of the Greatest Generation!

    Mary had a beautiful soprano voice and could have been a  professional singer, but chose to devote her life to her family instead.  She raised six children – much of the time as a single parent after the  death of her husband. She also took care of her widowed mother for many  years, and cared for many other elderly people in her home as a  mini-home operator. All of this experience prepared her for the last  career of her life. 

    In 1977, when she was 53, Mary became the owner and operator of  Glenmary Home, located in the Highlands area of Louisville, KY. She  built it into a respected licensed boarding home, and for over  thirty-four years, she cared for veterans, mentally and emotionally  challenged adults, and the elderly - while still managing to be an  anchor for her children and grandchildren. Mary had a beautiful smile  and a beautiful spirit and left this world a better place.

    The family requests that expressions of sympathy help to continue  Mary’s legacy at her beloved boarding home. Please make your check  payable to Glenmary Home.