Wilma Bell

Wilma J. “Pete” Bell, 93, of New Alexandria, OH, passed away Monday February 10, 2020, at Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, OH.

She was born September 28, 1926, in Wellsburg, WV, a daughter of the late William “Pud” and Effie (Tweedy) Maple.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. “Nick” Bell; a brother and four sisters.

Wilma was a homemaker.

Surviving are five children, Danny (Debbie) Bell and Kathy (Curt) Peterson both of New Alexandria, OH, James Bell and his companion Michelle Baldwin of Brilliant, OH, Tammy Long and Brian (Joey) Bell, both of New Alexandria, OH; a sister, Marion “Midge” (Art) Cozza of East Palestine, OH; 10 grandchildren, Chad (Carrie) Bell, Shannon Bell, Kurt Peterson and his fiance Taylor Hill, Jimmy Bell and his fiance Ashley Pietrangelo, Kara Heck and her fiance Josh Byard, Brandon Long, Michele Binger, Jacob Long, Courtney (Barry) Vargo and Preslie (Tyler) Richardson; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her fur babies, Scooby and Mario.

In following with Pete’s request, there will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be directed in her memory to the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, c/o Brilliant Branch, 103 Steuben St., Brilliant, OH, 43913.

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