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Doris Bell

November 24, 1937 — November 21, 2014

Doris Bell, age 77, of Independence, Kansas died Friday, November 21, 2014 at her home in Independence, Kansas.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas with Melvin Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery under the direction of the Potts Chapel.

Visitation hours will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday, November 28, 2014 with the family receiving friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas.

The family has suggested memorials to the Mercy Hospice and contributions may be left at the Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas.

Doris Bell, was born November 24, 1937 to Morris and Eva Mae Franklin in Russellville, Arkansas. She moved to Independence, Kansas with her family at a young age and completed her education in Independence, Kansas. Doris was married to James Bell and from this union four children were born Evette Huskey Keith of Kansas City, Missouri, Patricia Martin of Benton, Arkansas and Tracy Bell Rachel of Independence, Kansas. James preceded her in death.

In the year of 1964, Doris reunited with the love of her life William Turner for 50 years who remains in the home. Children are Steven Turner Michelle of Coffeyville, Kansas, Donna Dodd of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Barry Turner Rochelle of Lawrence, Kansas and Bridgette Green Earl of Independence, Kansas.

Doris has 27 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren three brothers Slyvester Franklin Emma of Kansas City, Kansas, James Franklin Diane of Coffeyville, Kansas and Maurice Franklin Brenda of Independence, Kansas three sisters Ellen Gaffney of Independence, Kansas, Margaret Conger of Independence, Kansas and Jeanette Headley of Independence, Kansas.

An array of nieces, nephews, and other relatives that loved her dearly. Doris worked for the Ammunition Plant in Parsons, Kansas. Mercy Hospital in Independence, Kansas, St. Johns of Tulsa, Oklahoma and retired from SRS as a caregiver after working 25 years. Her relatives that preceded her in death are James Bell spouse, James Bell Jr. Son. Morris Franklin father, Eva Mae Franklin mother, William Franklin, Marion Franklin and Thomas Edward Franklin all brothers.

Do not cry for me, dear ones I love, for I am watching from above. I know your sad and your hearts ache but this is a journey we will all take. Your time on earth is short you see, so my hope is that youll remember me as the one who loves you from the start. Madly deeply, with all my heart, so dont cry for me because Im with the Lord.


Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Friday, November 28, 2014


Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Monday, December 1, 2014
11:00 am


Mount Hope Cemetery
Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301

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122 South Penn
Independence, KS  67301
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