Lois C. Bell

Lois C.Bell, 93, of Valleybrook Drive, Bradford, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021, at her residence.

Lois was born in East Liverpool OH on February 16, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Clara (Dotson) Crawford. She was a 1944 graduate of Bradford High School.

On May 16, 1959 in the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, she married Clyde E. Bell who preceded her in death on April 13, 2015. 

She was a 60 year member of Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, a life member and past president of Phi Beta, member and past treasurer of the Bradford Alumni Association, treasurer for the Class of 1944. She was a member of BACPAC, Bradford Bowling Association, the Bradford Ecumenical Home Auxiliary, and the YWCA. In her free time, she loved to garden with her flowers, sew, cook, and quilt. 

Lois worked at Bradford National Bank and retired from First Laurel Bank in 1974. She along with Clyde moved to Waterbury CT, and together managed the Hillcrest Apartments.

Surviving are two nephews, Michael Crawford, and Bruce Flanders, one niece Lou Pezzano, great nieces and nephews, including, Monica Crawford and Nicole Crawford. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clyde of 55 years, two sisters, Frances Andric, and Marion Flanders, two brothers, Fred Crawford, and Everett Wendall Crawford, two nephews, Paul Flanders, and Mark Crawford.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 6:00pm on Tuesday February 23, 2021, in the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jay Tennies, Pastor officiating. A live stream of the service will start shortly before 6:00pm on the Facebook page of Hill Memorial United Methodist for anyone wishing to view the service remotely.  Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, 44 Kennedy Street Bradford, PA 16701. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

Lois and Clyde were wonderful neighbors of ours on Valleybrook Drive for many years. Our sympathy on Lois’s passing is balanced by our joy for a life well-lived, and by her reunification with Clyde.
— Jim Evans

Lois was a funny, giving, beautiful person who was a close friend of my family for as long as I can remember.She brought a lot of joy and laughter
— Kimball Swanson

Lois was a very good friend of my parents, Calvin and Gloria Swanson. She and Clyde were loved by our family and we thought of them as family. Lois will be missed greatly, and we are happy she is now reunited with her loving husband Clyde.
— Roxanne Johnson

Condolences

  • Lois and Clyde were wonderful neighbors of ours on Valleybrook Drive for many years. Our sympathy on Lois’s passing is balanced by our joy for a life well-lived, and by her reunification with Clyde.

    — Jim Evans
  • Lois was a funny, giving, beautiful person who was a close friend of my family for as long as I can remember.She brought a lot of joy and laughter

    — Kimball Swanson
  • Lois was a very good friend of my parents, Calvin and Gloria Swanson. She and Clyde were loved by our family and we thought of them as family. Lois will be missed greatly, and we are happy she is now reunited with her loving husband Clyde.

    — Roxanne Johnson