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Mary M. Bell

Mary M. Bell 97 of Clinton, IL passed away 6:02 PM February 13, 2024 at Willow Breeze Hospice House, Mattoon, IL.


Services will be 11 AM Monday, February 19, 2024 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Darrell Howard and Rev. Joy Starwalt officiating. Burial will follow at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Monday at the funeral home. 


Memorials may be directed to the Willow Breeze Hospice House, Mattoon, IL.


Mary was born April 17, 1926 in Hallsville, IL the daughter of Bert and Grace (Ruffner) Pherigo. She married Charles W. Bell September 23, 1945 in Hallsville, IL. He passed away March 14, 1998.


Survivors include her daughter, Patty Jo (Steve) Enlow, Lerna, IL, grandchildren, Steve (Jamine) Enlow, St. Petersburg, FL; Jason (Sundi) Enlow, Dandridge, TN; Aaron Enlow, Ashmore, IL, 9 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, brothers-in-law, Rex (Mary Ann) Bell, Clinton, IL and Andy Hedrick, Wapella, IL.


She was preceded in death by parents, three brothers and 2 sisters.


Mary was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL. She was a homemaker and worked alongside her husband, Charles, on the farm while also retiring from Martin Auction in Clinton. She was a great cook who loved her flowers.


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