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October 21, 2013

Merle V. Bell

The Daily Star

---- — Merle V. Bell

EAST WORCESTER — Merle V. Bell, 93, passed away peacefully Oct. 18, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.

She was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Andes, the daughter of Harry C. and Hilda (VanStenburg) VanBuren.

Merle and Edward Bell were married in Albany in 1952. Edward predeceased her in June of 1985.

She was a resident of the area for more than 40 years.

Merle had a great love for animals, especially her cats, Little One, Baby, Toby and Lucky.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews; special friends, the Rev. Dr. George Goodwin and wife, Janet and Bill and Carrie Hunt.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Harry, William and Norman; a sister and brother-in-law, Harriet and Henry Beagle.

As per Merle’s wishes, there will be no services.

A private burial will take place in the Maple View Cemetery in East Worcester.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Merle Bell to the Maple View Cemetery, East Worcester, NY 12064.

Expression of sympathy may be sent to

Arrangements are by the E.J. Skinner Co., 155 Main St., Worcester.