Betty Jean McClain Bell, of Jacksonville, Fla., peacefully died on Nov. 18, 2013.
She was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Parkersburg. Betty was the only child of Nell and William McClain.
She married the late John S. Bell on June 8, 1946. Betty was a loving and devoted wife for 55 years. She and John were longtime members of the Elks Club. She was very passionate about dogs and a lover of sweets.
Betty is survived by her two sons, John "Gus" Bell (Judy) of Rome, Ga., and Douglass Bell (Barbara) of Jacksonville; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Our mother, our grandmother, our great-grandmother, our friend, will be dearly missed, but shall remain forever in our hearts.
A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Southside United Methodist Church, 3120 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville.
Donations may be made to the Humane Society in her memory.