Mrs. Ethel Jenkins Bell, 75, member of a well-known Mt.Vernon family, died at Thursday (4 Apr 1957) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar Lee Katterhenry, 862 Madison, Evansville..
Mrs. Bell left Mt. Vernon about 28 years ago following the death
of her husband, Otis C. Bell. She was for many years a clerk in the
former A. Harting & Brother department store in Mt.Vernon.
Illness of several years had been critical for ten days prior to
The body is at Boone Funeral Home in Evansville where Rev. Guy D. Carpenter, pastor of MethodistTemple in Evansville will conduct the funeral service at Saturday. Burial will be in
Bellefontaine cemetery at Mt.Vernon. Mrs. Bell, a former member of FirstMethodistChurch in Mt.Vernon, was a member of MethodistTemple.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Katterhenry
and Mary Frances Bell, both of Evansville; three grandchildren; a brother, J.
Elwood Jenkins, Atascadero, Calif., and five sisters, Mrs. Lorenz Starz, Winter Park, Fla., Mrs
Mary J. Gardner, Calumet City, Ill., Mrs C. W.
Whitman, Vincennes, Mrs Mabel Runder,
St. Louis, and Mrs Lucille Peterson, South Bend, Ind.
The deceased's parents were George Jenkins and Mary Jane Topper
Jenkins representatives of pioneer local families.