Recent Stayton Obituaries
Stayton Obituary Archive




Janie Lapsley Bell
January 27, 1913 - November 24, 2010


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.


Copyright 2006-2010 - - All rights reserved

click tracking