Frances Bell

August 27, 1921 December 16, 2015

    Frances Vieve Bell, 94, of Beardstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Heritage Health in Mt. Sterling.
    She was born Aug. 27, 1921 in Virginia, the daughter of Harry and Louisa Yeck Bell.
    Vieve is survived by six nieces, Ann Crook, Betsy Kirkham, Betty Schlappi, Pat Harrop, Dianne Darland, and Barb Gregory.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Bell; four sisters, Clara E. Bell, Della Moore, Louise Wallingford, and Marguerite Rarick; a niece, Mary Surratt; and a nephew, Robert Wallingford.
    She was retired following many years with the State of Illinois Department of Public Aid.
    Cremation has been accorded. Graveside memorial services will be held 1:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, at the Walnut Ridge Cemetery with Pastor Marcia Forman officiating. There will be no visitation.  The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Virginia is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

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