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Bellville Times

Mary Evelyn Bell Owens, 92, a longtime resident of Dallas and recently of Waxahachie went to Heaven, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003.

She was born July 28, 1911 in Galveston to Leigh and Eva Bell Springfield.

When her mother died, she went to live with her grandmother Bell and took the Bell name. The Bell family were pioneers of Bell County and the town of Bellville bears their name.

Mary married William Alvah Rankin. He preceded her in death and she later married Paul Owens, who also preceded her in death.

Survivors include son Ralph Foster Rankin of Dallas; granddaughters and their husbands, Donna and Ronald Dean Adams of Italy, Lisa and Hal Lasater of Waxahachie and Karen and Jeffrey Brock of Ennis; grandson Mike Taylor of Huntsville,  great grandchildren Rachel Adams, Aaron Tamez, Sean Tamez, Joseph Tamez, Lauren Tamez, Heather Brock, Tyler Brock and Michael Taylor, Jenna Taylor and Ryan Taylor of Burdignin, France.

Funeral services were held FrDec. 12, 2003 at 10 a.m. from the
Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Oak Knoll Cemetery in Bellville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

Posted by Joy Neely


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