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 on Dec. 31, 1937, in Lima, a daughter of Richard C. and Margaret Eva Shinaberry Davisson, who are deceased.
Her stepmother, Clara Davisson, and her stepfather, 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 “Chas”) Bell, Lindsay Bell and McKayla Bell, all of Spencerville, Krystal (Danny) Shreves of Wapakoneta and Ashlee Bell of Stone Mountain, Ga.; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard B. (Anna Faye) Davisson of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters, Joan Rae (Michael) McGue of Cridersville and Cheryl Davisson of Lima; a stepsister, Beverly Robey of Lima; two brothers-in-law, 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 stepsister, Pat Mayer.
Dianna was a 1955 graduate of the Lima South High School and worked for 27 years as a press operator at the former Hayes-Albion/Trim Trends Company in Spencerville. She also worked at JC Penney in the Lima Mall. She was a member of the Wapakoneta Eagles Auxiliary Aerie 691. She enjoyed bowling, bingo and the casino trips.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, the Rev. Tom Shobe, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .