Margaret Ann Bell

November 17, 1927 - July 24, 2013

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Bell, Margaret Ann (Minor), November 17, 1927 Ė July 24, 2013

Margaret Ann (Minor) Bell, age 85, went Home to be with the Lord on July 24, 2013. The daughter of Richard M. and Margarete A. (Leight) Minor, Margaret Ann grew up in Middletown Ohio, graduating from the Middletown Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. In 1949, she married the love of her life, Joe Dean Bell, who preceded her in death in 2010. Margaret Ann was a dedicated Registered nurse and was one of those who helped to open McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, where she also served as Director of Nursing from 1961 until her retirement in 1980. At that time, she and Joe relocated to their dream home in Venice, Florida where they lived until returning to Ohio, (Westerville) in 2005. In addition to her husband, Margaret Ann was preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffrey Dean (1950), her parents, and three brothers, Richard Minor, Jr., John Ebenezer Minor and Robert G. Minor. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Danny J. Bell, Cincinnati, OH, Peggy A. Bell, Westerville, OH; two grandsons, David Bell, Mason, OH and Chandler Bell, Cincinnati, OH; and one great grandson, Jackson Bell, Mason, OH, as well as a brother Joe (Marilyn) Minor, Monroe, OH, and her sister, Sandra (Donald) Smith, Hunter, OH, along with many other loving family members and friends. Funeral services will be held at the Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford, OH on Monday, July 29, 2013 where family will receive friends from 12:30-2pm with the funeral service to follow. Pastor Dean Hammers officiating. Burial will be in the College Corner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret Annís memory to Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215 or Pilot Dogs Inc., 625 West Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Condolences may be sent online to