Bertha L. Bell, age 96, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, May 29, 2022, at Forest Park Health Campus.

Born April 24, 1926, in Boston, Indiana, to John and Osie Houser Turner, Bertie was a life-long resident of Richmond. She was a graduate of Richmond High School and worked as a clerk at Knollenberg’s and Sargent’s Wallpaper and Paint. Bertie enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking, and she loved her grandchildren dearly and was anticipating the arrival of a great-grandchild.

Survivors include her son, Scott (Beth) Bell of Muncie, Indiana; three beloved grandchildren, Alexandra Lee (Chuckie) Hyde of Fort Worth, Texas, Sydney Elizabeth (Ben) Sperry of Austin, Texas, and Collin James Bell (Claire Myers) of Dallas, Texas; a special niece, Phyllis Wray of Richmond; nieces, Tami Harkleroad and Carrie Lynn (John) Matthews; nephews, Jerome Turner, Michael (Jennifer) Turner, Terry Harkleroad (Tim Orr), Nick (Jone) Walker and their families; long-time partner Donald Rahn of Dayton, Ohio; dear friend, Jane; cousins and many other friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bell; parents; brothers, Jerry, Charles, Fred, Paul and Vernon Turner; sisters, Dorothy May Walter, Charmie Bricker, Jeanette (Charles) Kiger, and Elsie Markley.

The family would like to give a special thanks to all the staff at Forest Park Health Campus and AseraCare Hospice for their care of Bertie.

Visitation for Bertha L. Bell will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Cliff Nunn officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Help the Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, Indiana 47375.

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