Barbara Ann Bell, age 87, of Naples, went home to be with her lord and savior, Jesus Christ, on March 1, 2018. She slipped away peacefully and surrounded by love.
She was born June 14th, 1930 to Joseph and Stella Lyon in Penn Yan, NY. They eventually moved to Newark and that is where she grew up. She spent most of her adult life in Hall, NY and Geneva, NY. She retired from Geneva General Hospital in 1992 and moved to Naples in 1993 to be closer to her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clifford C. Bell in 1986. She leaves behind her daughters Bobbie (Nate) Nelson of Canandaigua, Midge (Jon) Guererri, of Naples, with whom she resided, her son Dan (Barbara) Bell of Lodi, California, three very special grandchildren Kristina (Jeff) Fahy, Angie Guererri, Jonnie Guererri, all of Naples, NY, grandchildren Dan Bell, Monica Holm, Michele Bell Fletcher-Smith, of Washington state, Nevin and Dillon Bell of Lodi, CA, 3 very special great grandchildren, Liam, Eleanor, and Amelia Fahy, many other great grand children, her brother David Lyon (Becky) of Newark, many nieces and nephews, a very special niece Sandy, two very special friends, Bonnie and Julie, and four granddogs, Louis, Murphy, Butters and Darlin'.
She will be remembered for her strong faith, sense of humor (right to the end), stubbornness, love of chocolate and coffee, and her debating of politics. She was non-judgmental and loved talking with people. She loved to give to people and always put others first before herself. It brought her great joy to help someone. But the thing she will be remembered for the most is her love for her family (blood and otherwise).
Friends may call from 4-7 on Tuesday March 6th at the Baird-Moore Funeral Home, 154 S. Main St. in Naples, funeral services will be held on Wednesday 11-12 with services at NOON.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Open Door Mission in Rochester, NY or the Paralyzed Veterans of America. And to honor her memory, spend each day being kind and loving, and have Jesus in your heart. That is how she lived her life. She will be sorely missed by all who loved her.