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BellVSILVER CREEK:  Vera I Bell, 101, a resident of St. Columban’s on the Lake Retirement Home, Silver Creek, formerly of Sheridan died Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 unexpectedly after a sudden illness, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.  She was born in the Town of Sheridan, on January 31, 1917, the daughter of the late Edward and Irene (Dutton) Tuttle.

Mrs. Bell was a graduate of Silver Creek High School, Class of 1934.  She was a member of Sheridan United Methodist Church, the former Sheridan Grange #235 and currently a member of Fredonia Grange #1, where she was a Golden Sheaf member.  Mrs. Bell was also a member of Sheridan Happy Seniors & Sheridan Historical Society.  She enjoyed the outdoors, sports and spending time with her family.  Mrs. Bell had a great sense of humor, a quick wit and was loved by all.

Survivors include three sons Lawrence (Sherma) Bell, Nathan (Susan) Bell, and Frederick (Susan) Bell, all of Sheridan.  She is also survived by 6 grandchildren- Brett (Kate) Bell, Erin (Reginald) Cole, Sally Jo Bell, Sarah Bell, Lucas (Amber) Bell, Corey (Kaleigh Olson) Bell, 2 step grandchildren- Alicia & Andrew Munch and 4 great grandchildren Anderson & Vivien Cole and Allison & Liam Bell.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Norman Bell, whom she married October 19, 1940 and who died November 6, 1986, by a daughter Sharon Gove, who died January 7, 2006 and by a brother A. Raymond Tuttle.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 6-8 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Rodney Houck officiating.  Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Sheridan Center Cemetery, Town of Sheridan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made either to the Sheridan United Methodist Church, Main Road, Sheridan, NY 14135 or to the Sheridan Fire Department, PO Box 122, Sheridan, NY 14135 or Charity of one’s choice.  To post condolences go to



2 Comments on Obituary Notice – Vera I. Bell

  1. Richard & Mary Bailey says:

    Sherma & Larry,
    We both express our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your Mother.
    May you find some comfort in the thought that others care. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Love Mary & Richard Bailey

  2. Richard Waxham says:

    Condolences from the Waxham branch of the family. It was always a pleasure when Vera attended the family reunions well into her nineties. She was an inspiration to us all seeing her doing so well. It is always a sorrow when a loved one passes away but we remember all the good and happy times and celebrate her long and full life. May we all be so well respected.

    Love and admiration from the Waxham lineage.

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