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Lydia Hylon Bell
Lydia Hylon BellEasternStarLydia Hylon Bell, age 86 of Richwood, died Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Heartland of Marion.  She was born July 26, 1923 in Marion County to the late John Herbert and Hylon Lydia (Clime) Woleslagel.

On March 25, 1944 she married John Russell Bell and he survives in Richwood.

She was a member of the Claibourne United Methodist Church.  She was Past Worthy Matron at the former Mt. Carmel Chapter 42 OES in Richwood as well as Eastern Star District President; Grand Representative to Ontario in 1988-1989; Senior Circle (CCL); Membership chairman for the Republican Federation for Women; member of Claibourne Grange; former State Grange Deputy and Home Ec. Chairman.

Besides her husband, she is survived by five children, John Ed (Linda) Bell, Richwood; Bonnie Bell, Richwood; Caroline (Bill) Lucas, Prospect; Joe Bell, Richwood; Mary (Rich Cappell) Snider, Marysville; 7 grandchildren, John Willis Jr. (Kathy Strouthers), Miranda Swartz (Jason), Dannette Lucas, Andrea Zeno (Christopher), Dawn Lucas-Carlson (Coury), Jameison Snider (Holly), Kathryn Snider; and 3 great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Laney, Heather Swartz, Joel Zeno.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Truce Clime Woleslagel and an infant son, Charles Richard.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM Wednesday, January 13, 2010 in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood.  An Eastern Star service and memorial service will be held following visitation with Pastor Dan Kiger officiating.

Memorial gifts may be made to the 32nd degree Masonic Learning Center, 290 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, OH  43017.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballingerfuneralhome.com.





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#1 from: Joan Wells
Kissimme, FL
Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 1:47 PM

Dear John and family,
Wonderful times were spent with Lydia and our Mt. Carmel Chapter #42 friends.
Lydia and Esther Ann were our guiding lights and we traveled far and wide.
Thinking of all of you with deepest sympathy and LOVE   Joan



#2 from: Barb (McKnight) Parish
Ohio/Florida
Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 2:06 PM

Caroline and family~ I'm really sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will miss your mother very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Barb



#3 from: Becky Meyer
Bellefontaine
Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 5:01 PM

She was a great Eastern Star Member and encourage the new members.  Mary Chapter as well as District 11 will miss her. I was fortunate to join Eastern Star and to get to know Lydia.



#4 from: Gail DeGood-Guy and Tom Guy
Richwood
Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Dear Bell family, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss of Lydia.   May God watch over you all during this most difficult time.



#5 from: Susan Stierhoff-Adams
Marion ohio
Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 12:35 AM

Bonnie and Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.
I remember some really fun times as a young girl
out on the farm and as a guest over at Indian LAKE.Lydia always made everyone feel at home and
like part of her family!My thoughts and prayers
are with you all.



#6 from: Susan Garwick Slagle
Buckeye Lake
Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 7:25 AM

Dear Family,
Holding fond memories of your mother through her sewing projects and Richwood Fair affiliation. I hope your memories will comfort you always.



#7 from: Mrs. Rebecca George
Richwood, Ohio
Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 10:13 AM

John R. Bell and family,
As I will not be able to attend the Eastern Star service with you, I send this message of condolence to your family.  Our paths have crossed frequently though the ages as you, Loy, and Richard have participated in Masonic gatherings. May a comforting sense of peace surround you.
Becky George



#8 from: Anita Davis & Cindy Davis Schory
Boca Raton, Florida
Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 10:21 AM

We are sorry to hear of Lydia's passing.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.  Anita & Cindy



#9 from: Russ & Florence Borland
Richwood
Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 12:33 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss - May God's grace strengthen you during this difficult time.



#10 from: johna Nibert
 
Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 1:39 PM

So sorry to hear of Lydia's death. Many fun times with her and the family at Eastern Star.
                     Johna and Bill Nibert



#11 from: Joan, Ed, Rosalie and the Plaza Inn gang
Plaza Inn Restaurant
Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Bonnie, we send our sympathies to you and your family.  May God wrap his loving arms around you at this time.



#12 from: Brian Fields
Greenfield,Ohio
Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Truely sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all



#13 from: THE RAYBURN FAMILY
DELAWARE OHO
Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 7:25 PM

DEAR LUCAS FAMILY AND DANNETTE
THINKING OF ALL OF YOU WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY
                     
                    THE RAYBURN FAMILY



#14 from: Mary Florence Blue
Richwood, OH
Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Dear Bell Family- - -As I will not be able to attend Lyndia's funeral, I wanted to send my sincere sympathy to her fine family.  
Mary Florence Blue



#15 from: Keith   A Maugans
Frankln ohio
Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 8:55 AM

  Hi  Bonnie  its Keith Maugans,,, just  read about  yoour mother  passin ... sorry  to  hear  that its  tuff  to  lose your  mother ..   Hope  all  is well  and  Email me  some time  if  u  get  the  chance   ...again  sorry   bout  your  mom   keith



#16 from: Sue Meadows Griffiths
Marion, OH
Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 9:09 AM

John and Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies in the passing of your loved one. Lydia was a very special lady, and always had a great sense of humor.  I so enjoyed seeing the two of you at Eastern Star functions.  Bonnie, I know you will miss her.

My deepest sympathies,
Sue Meadows Griffiths





#17 from: Sue Meadows Griffiths
Marion, OH
Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 9:15 AM

To the family of Lydia Bell,

The Mary Chapter of Ohio Eastern Stars sends its deepest sympathies in the passing of Lydia.  It was always a pleasure to see Lydia and John at our meetings and functions.  Lydia was an important part of Eastern Stars and will be missed.

In Star Love,

Mary Chapter #9 OES





#18 from: George Ferguson
548 Sea Holly Dr. Brooksville FL.
Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 11:36 AM

THE BELL Family.Iam so sorry to here the loss of your Wife and your Mother.Iam sure God will help you through this difficult time. MY Prayers are with and with you all.GOD BLESS. GEORGE FERGUSON



#19 from: Janet (McKnight) Mangini
Columbus, Ohio
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 9:35 AM

To the Bell Family, please accept my sympathies on the loss of your mother/wife. Thinking of you all at this time.

Take care, Janet
Former neighbor on Kinney Pike



#20 from: Brian R. McFadden
Mt. Victory, Ohio
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 12:31 PM

John and Family,

We were sorry to hear about Lydia's passing.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow.  





#21 from: Ken Wilson
Logan, Ohio
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Mary,

My deepest condolences to you with the passing of your Mother Lydia.  Without knowing any better, I can only pray that she is resting peacefully and now in special better place.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as well.



#22 from: Debbie Duffey
Madison County Auditor's Office
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Mary, My condolences and prayers are sent to you and your family. It is so hard to loose a mother, but we always cherish the memories we hold in our hearts. I pray you can find comfort in your memories.



#23 from: Kelly Tennant
 
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Mary, Rich, Kaci, and Jameison,

I'm thinking of all of you at this time...



#24 from: Nick Nelson
 
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Mary and Family,  
So Sorry.  Thinking of you.  Prayers with you.
Nick



#25 from: Pandora J. Neuhart
Monroe County Auditor
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Mary & Family, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I always say when there is a death that all your fond memories are covered up with sorrow. With time those memories will surface, and you can laugh & cry at the same time. Those memories are what will help you during these most difficult times. In Christian Love, Pandora



#26 from: Wanda
Clinton County
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Mary,
I was so sorry to hear about your mother.  I will pray for God's comfort for you and your family.  God bless you all.  Wanda



#27 from: John Wolfinger
Atlanta, GA
Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 9:25 AM

To all of Lydia's family - my deepest condolences on her passing.  I know it was hard to say farewell to her - but you will always have cherished memories and she will live forever in your hearts.

Your Atlanta cousin,
John




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