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Lois Jean Bell

March 26, 1928 August 26, 2018
Lois Jean Bell
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Lois Jean Bell, 90, Grand Ledge, MI, formerly of Endicott, NY, and Leesburg, Florida, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on August 26, 2018. Lois was born in Endicott, New York to Kline & Irene (Gow) Messersmith on March 26, 1928. Growing up Lois loved to spend time at her family’s cottage on Cayuga Lake in Romulus, New York, she even owned her first boat before a car. She loved her boats, fishing and spending time with her sister and cousins at the lake. Lois’ other hobbies included crocheting, knitting, needle point, net darning, playing cards and board games. She was a member of the Round Hill Order of Eastern Stars #104 and Grand Ledge OES #14. Lois graduated from Union Endicott High School, after graduation she went to work for Endicott Johnson Shoes then moved on to IBM in Owego, New York. It was while working for IBM that she met her husband, Richard and they married on January 16, 1965. In 1976, Richard and Lois moved their family to Grand Ledge, Michigan and she began work at Ingham Regional Medical Center, where she worked until she retired in May 1988. After retirement Richard and Lois bought a cottage on Crystal Lake where they enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Lois loved spending time with her grandchildren and for the last two years she had a standing Monday evening card night for grandma and grandkids only.

Lois is survived by her children: Donna (Joseph) Osgood, Virginia MN, Sandra (Todd) Barricklow, Grand Ledge MI, Lisa Summerfield, Grand Ledge MI, and Kevin Bell, Flint MI; grandchildren: Corey Bell, Alissa Bell, Chris Cunningham, Kamie (Joshua) Knuttila, Tyler (Courtney) Osgood, Chad Huhn, Kali Barricklow, Olivia Vickers, Jacob Huhn, Valeri (Joe) Thurman; great grandson Landon Cunningham; sister June Hess, and nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Richard, parents and granddaughter Jessica Bell.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, with interment to follow at Delta Center Cemetery, Delta Twp. Visitations will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with O.E.S. service at 7:30 p.m. For those wishing, memorial contributions can be made to McLaren Hospice or Capital Area Humane Society. Online condolences may be shared at www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

28

Aug

2:00 PM 8/28/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 8/28/2018 4:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

28

Aug

6:00 PM 8/28/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/28/2018 8:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

Service

Wednesday

29

Aug

11:00 AM 8/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Delta Center Cemetery Final Resting Place

7301 W. St. Joseph Hwy.
Lansing, MI 48917

7301 W. St. Joseph Hwy. Lansing 48917 MI
United States
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