Christina M. Bell

Christina M. Bell, 99, of Vermillion, formerly of Burbank passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Sanford Vermillion Care Center.

Christina was born on May 6, 1911 in Herscher, IL to Jim and Eva (St. Onge) Nielson.  She moved to South Dakota in 1916 and attended school in the Dowling District.  She married Tom Bell on Dec. 29, 1927 in Sioux City, IA and spent most of their married life in Burbank.  She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Vermillion.  Tom passed away on Aug. 3, 1976.

Christina is survived by her son, Robert (Barbara) Bell of Livermore, CA; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and cousin, Beatrice Montagne.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas Bell; daughter, Lavonne Kutz; sons, Richard Bell and James Bell; grandsons, David Bell and Perry Bell; and sister, Stella Girard.

Funeral service were on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Vermillion with a visitation one hour prior with Pastor Elmer "Sandy" Aakre officiating. Burial followed in the BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion.

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