Lynda Lee Bell

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At age 74 passed away unexpectedly April 9, 2018 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.  The daughter of Richard and Elene (Pepper) Shaw, Lynda was born on February 7, 1944 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

She graduated from Pioneer High School in 1961.

Lynda married Stephen Burton Bell “Gus” on December 22, 1962 and is survived by five sons, Stephen Jr. (Stacey), William, Burton (Laura), Donald, and Brent (Stephanie).

Not only did Lynda create a big family, she came from one as well. Lynda was the only girl out of seven siblings.

Surviving  brothers are Richard (Carol), John (Jean), Dan (Sandy), Jim (Ann), Matt (Debbie) and Peter. Lynda was a cherished grandmother of Matthew (Chelsea), Joshua (Heather), Annie (Jacob), Nicole Marsh, Andrea Wolverton, Derek (Brittany), Stevi, Ashley, Kyle, A.J., Chelsie (Steve), Morgan, Sabra (Austin), Donnie, Maddy, Griffin, and Gavin, and great-grandmother of 14.

She worked for the Washtenaw County Health Department for many years. She enjoyed baking/cooking, painting, ping pong and collecting teapots.

She always had a positive and fun outlook on life and could bring a smile to anyone’s face.

She will be greatly missed by her family.

Lynda preferred rather than a funeral, a celebration of life that will take place at a later date.

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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