Turner – Janie L Bell,
97, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the
Turner Retirement Homes. She was born January 27, 1913 in
Clarkton, NC to Robert A. and Katherine (Abernathy) Lapsley.
Janie graduated from
Agnes Scott College (BA), and University of Chicago (M.S). She
received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Illinois
where she met her husband, J. Clarence Bell. Dr. Janie Bell was a
gifted teacher and passed her love and understanding of
mathematics to students. Her professional career included work at
Holly Springs College, Ohio State University, Montreat College,
and Warren Wilson College.
Janie lived many years
in Columbus, OH where she and Clarence raised their three
children. Janie had a deep faith in her Lord Jesus Christ. Janie
served in church from Sunday School teacher to building committee
leader. Janie moved to Oregon in 2003 from Monument, CO. Most
recently, Janie attended Turner Christian Church.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, Clarence, and daughter, Katherine Bell
Hunter. Among those who treasure her memory are her son John C.
Bell (Rhonda) of Aumsville, OR, daughter Martha Bell Aston (Graeme)
of Colorado Springs, CO, and five grandchildren. A remarkable
person, Janie will be remembered for her quick wit, keen
understanding, appreciation of the arts and sciences, selfless
giving, and her faith.
A memorial service will
be held at the Turner Retirement Homes on Friday, December 3, 2010
at 2:30 pm. Remembrances may be designated to them or the Gideons
International. Serving the family North
Santiam Funeral Service.