MIFFLINTOWN - Roxie J. Bell, 78, of Arch Rock, Mifflintown, died at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.
Born on Feb. 21, 1934, in Fermanagh Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Walter R. Sr. and Kathaleen E. (Britcher) Worrall. On Sept. 1, 1951, she married her husband, Floyd H. "Toad" Bell, with whom she shared more than 51 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2003.
Surviving are her children, Melvin L. Bell, Pamela J. Rosenberry, and Herb Bell and his companion, Sally Bailor, all of Mifflintown, and a brother, Walter R. Worrall Jr., of Mifflintown. She also leaves behind two grandchildren, Kelly Sunderland and her husband, Chad, of Milroy, and Josh Rosenberry, of Mifflintown, and two precious great-grandchildren, Noah Sunderland and Tanner Sunderland.
One son-in-law, Terry L. Rosenberry, five sisters, Esther Dunn, Betty Gray, Eleanor Weiand, Donna Andrus and Faye DeArmitt, as well as four brothers, Clark M. Worrall, James Eugene Worrall, Floyd A. "Red" Worrall and Stanley T. "Pete" Worrall, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Bell was a member of the Arch Rock United Methodist Church, Arch Rock, where she had served on the administrative council and was a former trustee.
As a teenager, she worked as a waitress at Chapple's Restaurant. Later she worked at Shirk's Grocery and then as a cook at Brookline Manor, all in Mifflintown.
Roxie enjoyed attending all of her church's activities; however, her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with Pastor Gerald Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.
A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the funeral home.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Bell's memory to the Arch Rock United Methodist Church Bathroom Fund, c/o Martha Ritter, Treasurer, P.O. Box 164, Mifflin, PA 17058.
Online tributes and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.