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Caroline Bell

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 8:44 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 8:46 a.m. CDT

Caroline Bell

MORRIS, Ill. – Mrs. Caroline (Stott) Bell, 78, of Morris, Ill., passed away Sunday at Morris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.

Born March 4, 1935, in Joliet, Ill., Caroline was a daughter of Thomas and Eve Boutet-Stott. She was raised in Morris and graduated from Morris High School with the Class of 1953.

On Jan. 1, 1957, Caroline married Kenneth Bell in Morris.

She was employed as an operator from 1953-67 with Illinois Bell Telephone Company, and worked from 1975-92 for doctors Ed and Tim Connor at the Morris Animal Clinic. Caroline then became the face of TBF Holding as landlord and part property owner.

She enjoyed dancing, was a member and teacher of the Boot Kickers, served as an election judge and enjoyed vacationing in Las Vegas.

Flowers were her passion and she was always trying to find new flowers to raise and show at the Grundy County Corn Festival Flower Show.

Caroline enjoyed doing genealogy and spending time with family pets. Her greatest loves were her home, family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; two sons, James (Vicki) Bell and Randy Bell (Kathy Carey), both of Morris, Ill.; one sister, Ellen Allen of Huggins, Mo.; three grandchildren, Jonathan Bell of Hollywood, Kevin Bell of Morris, Ill., and Sarah Bell of St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Thomas (Phyllis) Stott and Roland (Jane) Stott, both of Morris, Ill.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her special friend, Cindy Burk.

Caroline was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation and video tribute will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Reeves Funeral Home, 408 E. Washington St. (one block east of Illinois 47) in Morris, Ill. Funeral services will follow at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. Roy Backus will officiate.

Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Caroline’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choosing.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family at www.reevesfuneral.com.

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes in Morris, Ill. For additional information, call the funeral home at 815-942-2500.

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