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Kimberly Sue Bell of Heyworth

Kimberly Sue Bell, 53, of Heyworth passed away at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday (May 29, 2013) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Heyworth Christian Church, Heyworth. A private family service will be held at a later date, with the Rev. Kurt Flora and the Rev. Mel Gresham officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the following organizations, Community Cancer Center, 407 E. Vernon Ave., Normal, IL 61761; Heyworth Fire Department, 103 S. Buchanan St., Heyworth, IL 61745; Heyworth Ambulance Service, 704 S. Vine St., Heyworth, IL 61745; or Heyworth Christian Church, 308 N. Vine St., Heyworth, IL 61745.

Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

She was born May 10, 1960, in Lincoln, daughter of Billie Dee and Leta Imogene Gresham Marlett. She later married Rick Bell on Oct. 7, 1978, in Heyworth, at Heyworth Christian Church. He survives.

Also surviving are her three children, Heath (Sarah) Bell, Heyworth; Austin (Ryan Hinz) Bell, Chicago; and Brandon (Julie) Bell, Heyworth; grandchildren, Austin, Ashley, Tyler and Mason, all of Heyworth; mother, Leta Marlett, Heyworth; sister, Jody (Craig) Oyer, Downs; and brothers, Dee Jay (Susan) Marlett, Heyworth; Bryan (Tina) Marlett, Heyworth; and Michael (Annetta) Marlett, Danvers. Also surviving are her brother-in-law, Russ (Karen) Bell, Heyworth; mother-in-law, Martha Bell, Bloomington; eight nephews; two nieces; three great-nieces; and one great-nephew. Kimberly was preceded in death by her father, Billie Marlett.

Kimberly was a 1978 graduate of Heyworth High School. She was also a member of Heyworth Christian Church.

Kim loved her family dearly and her grandchildren were the light of her life. She loved watching the extracurricular activities and sports her children and grandchildren were involved in. She loved and appreciated her job at Conrad Sheet Metal Co. which she had for more than 23 years, and the “family” environment that enabled her to attend her children’s and grandchildren’s activities. Kim loved Table Rock Lake, Mo., and the peace and tranquility of the lake and being on the water.

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