Jean Bell

Obituary of Jean Frances Bell

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Jean F.  Bell, 83, of Pittsgrove, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on  Saturday, July 18, 2020 at home with her family by her side. Jean was born in Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada to the late George and Sarah Watt. It was here that she met and married the love of her life, John Bell, sharing 65 years together.


Jean's whole life revolved around her family and children, which became the driving force that led her into teaching elementary school for more than 25 years. Her love of children was evident in every story and song she would teach her kindergarten classes. She retired from the Gloucester Township School District.


After retiring, Jean and John would travel to Maine where they would spend time at their camp on West Lake, enjoying life together in the woods with their dog Mitzy.


Jean loved gardening, cooking for her family and spending time with her husband and grandchildren. Jean was an avid golfer, winning many local tournaments.


She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law  David & Debra Bell;  daughter Brenda Hoffman; grandchildren Katherine Bell and Derek Hoffman; sisters Brenda Hogg (Frank), Carol Oxner & Marlene DeRose (Rudy) and  numerous nieces & nephews.


Jean was predeceased by her her husband John Bell; sisters, Elaine Moore and Marjorie Radigan; brothers Bruce Watt and Leland Watt and her niece Susan Hare.


 Services and burial will be private.


Donations in memory of Jean may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053



ARRANGEMENTS are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 E. Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360




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