The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

August 21, 2013

F. Arlene Bell

Avid reader worked in housekeeping at GCC


---- — F. Arlene Bell of Grove City died at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in Orchard Manor, Pine Township. She was 87.

A daughter of Derwood H. and Linnie J. Hockenberry Bell, Miss Bell was born April 18, 1926, in Forestville.

She was a 1945 graduate of Slippery Rock High School.

Miss Bell retired in 1988 from Grove City College after 19 years of service in the housekeeping department. Previously she had worked in housekeeping at Penn Grove Hotel, Grove City. She had also worked for a time at the former Ideal Bakery, Grove City.

She was a former member of Branchton United Methodist Church.

Arlene was an avid reader and collected salt and pepper shakers, along with piano music boxes.

Surviving are: three sisters, Isabelle Grossman, Harrisville; Ruth Relfe, Deland, Fla.; and Donna Kelly, Franklin; a brother, Ronald Bell and his wife Lorraine, Youngsville, Pa.; and several generations of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, her twin, P. Irene Powell, and M. Helen Wigton, Virginia Mae Stockwell and Grace Louise Dillaman; and a brother, Bill Bell.


F. Arlene, 87, Grove City.

Calling hours: Friends will be received from 1 p.m. to time of service Friday (8-23-13) in JAMISON FUNERAL HOME, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville. Online condolences may be sent to her family by visiting

Service: Funeral service at 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Willard S. Morse, pastor of visitation at Grace United Methodist Church, Grove City, officiating.

Interment: Prairie Cemetery, Harrisville.